West Berkshire Council

Start date: 2015-11-03
End date: 2015-12-14
Results: 2016-03-03

[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Pang and Kennet Project

Part of the range of West Berkshire Council's budget proposals for 2016/17, with supporting information and Equality Impact Assessments

If you haven't already seen our video explaining why these changes are being proposed, please visit our Budget Proposals 2016/17 webpage.


The Pang and Kennet are chalk rivers flowing through West Berkshire. The council provides a contribution of £14,000 per annum to the Pang and Kennet Rivers Project. The Project seeks to protect and enhance the health of the rivers and the biodiversity that they support.


West Berkshire Council's financial contribution will be withdrawn and we will no longer have any financial involvement with the Pang and Kennet River Project. This will save £14,000 per annum.

What do we think the impact will be?

The project may have to reduce its activities and may have to consider its long term future and funding. There may be an impact on the health of the rivers and the supported biodiversity.

What else have we considered in arriving at our proposal?

There is no other realistic alternative means of delivering the benefits currently provided by the project.

This consultation is closed.

What you told us

We received 5 responses to this consultation.

We have condensed all your comments into the 'Summary of Responses' and everything you said, word for word, is contained in 'Verbatim Responses'.

These can be found in 'Documents' below.

What we did

A recommendation on how to proceed with this proposal was made to the Executive Members on  11 February 2016.

This can also be found below in 'Overview and Recommendation'.

Following this, at the Full Council Meeting on 1 March 2016, all Members discussed this proposal as part of setting the Revenue Budget for 2016/17.

At the vote, the budget was agreed with the suggested amendments.

It was agreed to proceed with this proposal.

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