The Area Council Manager provided Members with a financial positon and forecast for expenditure based on the projects that have been proposed, highlighting the forecast underspend of approximately £156,278 for 2018/19 and that the in-year balance exceeds the annual budget by £54,726. This excess is caused by the decisions to stop the Positive Progressions project, the delay in recruiting to the Private Sector Housing Support Officer role and recycled FPN income of £31,073 for 2017/18 which has now been received.
Members were reminded that no further recycled income will be received from environmental enforcement as the service has now ceased. However, it is hoped that the project will have led to behaviour change in communities.
A discussion took place about the Housing Migration Officer contract, which will be due for renewal from 18th January 2019.
Members were provided with the production timescale for the autumn issue of the Community Magazine. The Area Council funds the twice-yearly distribution costs of approximately £3,200 per issue.
Members were asked to alert the Area Council Manager to any proposed commissioning profile variations so that feasibility can be considered at the earliest opportunity.
(i) The North Area Council note the existing budget position, current financial position and forecast for the funding commitments.
(ii) Members renew the contract of the Housing Migration Officer on a fixed term basis for a period of 12 months.
(iii) Members note the recruitment update for the Youth Participation Support Worker.
(iv) Members note the update on the Social Inclusion and Fuel Poverty Reduction project proposal