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Quarter 3 Budget Monitoring Report

Meeting: 23/01/2024 - Environment Committee (Item 548)

548 Budget Monitoring Report to 31 December 2023 pdf icon PDF 239 KB

The report sets out in further detail the Committee’s Revenue and Capital programme budget performance projections to the 31 March 2024.

[10 Minutes]



[Councillor Brooks declared a Personal Interest during this Item as Ward Member for Marine (relating to beach access)]


          Upon the invitation of the Chair, the Group Head of Finance and Section 151 Officer introduced the report to Committee. He highlighted Table 1 on paragraph 4.1 (page 100), which indicated a revenue budget underspend of £339k, a positive change of £284k from quarter 2. This was largely due to an increase in parking income. The parking charges were introduced in January last year, however they had not been built into that year’s budget. There was slippage in areas such as Bersted Brooks and Play Areas, so the budgets had not been lost, but carried over.


          The following points were raised by Members (and a non-Committee Member given permission to speak):

·       It was felt that installing the free ticket machines at Felpham and Middleton was a cost that should have been avoided.

·       There was currently no budget for beach access, which was felt important. It was suggested that Officers reach out and obtain funding for this.



The Committee noted the report.