Council leader, Cllr David Pugh has today released a revised set of recommendations for tomorrow evening’s Full Council meeting.
In his email to members and officers, Cllr Pugh expressed his gratitude to the Independent Group for their proposals on the casual mileage allowance and the investment in public transport which the Conservatives have incorporated into their final proposals.
He goes on to say that he is also also “grateful to the input of elected members from across the Island, whose feedback – along with that of the wider public – has helped shape these final proposals.”
The additional savings highlighted are …
- £88k saving from a reduction in the casual mileage allowance.
- £110k from further savings in democratic services.
- £490k from the provisional allocation re New Homes Bonus.
Revised investment and savings include ….
- £100k reduced saving for 2011/12 on Waterside Pool (£250k down to £150k), taking into account the proposal that has been submitted by a Ryde group with a view to keep the facility in operation.
- £10k reduced saving for 2011/12 on public conveniences (£100k down to £90k), in line with the Cabinet paper – Public Convenience Review – published yesterday.
- £25k allocation to support lifeguard training and support.
- £180k reduced saving for 2011/12 on the Cowes Chain Ferry (£200k down to £20k), allowing for the decision not to introduce foot passenger charges.
- £100k additional funding allocation for public transport needs, to complement the existing allocation of funding for 2011/12.
- £100k reduced saving for 2011/12 on the library service (£500k down to £400k) and a reduced full year effect saving of £500k (down from £833k), in line with the recommendations in the Cabinet paper – The Future of the Island’s Library Service – published yesterday.
- £173k unallocated provision from the New Homes Bonus.