The Area Council Manager provided Members with a financial position and forecast for expenditure, including updates regarding the procurement of the Summer Holiday Internship 2016 and the Environmental Enforcement project post March 2016. To recommission both of the projects a full procurement process is necessary. At the time of writing a preferred provider has been identified for the Summer Holiday Internship. Kingdom Security Services are the successful providers for the Environmental Enforcement project. Contractual documents are to be finalised for both services. Concerns were expressed that performance information had not been received, as it had fallen between meetings. Questions were also asked about parking enforcement, connectivity problems and deployment of officers in pairs.
North Area Council currently has £66,562 uncommitted from 2014/15 and 2016/17 budgets. Future budget allocations remain unclear.
(i) that the North Area Council Members give consideration to how the remaining funding is utilised the meet the needs of the North area, and
(ii) give consideration to which projects they wish to commission in the future to address the Area priorities by way of a workshop session, to include an Economic Regeneration project and that
(iii) performance information will be provided between meetings for Member consideration.
(iv) that the North Area Council Members are satisfied with the results of the procurement process and are in agreement that both contracts be finalised.