West Berkshire Council

Start date: 2015-11-03
End date: 2015-12-14
Results: 2016-03-03
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[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Kintbury Jubilee Leisure Centre

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.

Background

The council currently provides a grant of £9,000 to Kintbury Parish Council to assist with the operation of the Jubilee Leisure Centre, Kintbury. This is the only non-West Berkshire Council leisure centre that is given any funding by the council.


Proposal

To cease the grant of £9,000 with effect from April 2016.


What do we think the impact will be?

The Parish Council will need to fund the gap created by the removal of this grant or consider the viability of continuing to operate the centre.

2015 data shows that of those residents from Kintbury that made use of a leisure facility, 20% used the Jubilee Centre whilst, 75% visited the leisure centres in either Hungerford or Newbury and 5% visited elsewhere.


What else have we considered in arriving at our proposal?

There is no other option for reducing this expenditure.


This consultation is now closed.

What you told us

We received 8 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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