West Berkshire Council

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

[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Cleaner Greener

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 council undertakes works with and supports a partnership based group known as the Greener Sub-Partnership.  The council also provides advice to businesses and the community on energy efficiency.


The proposal is to cease supporting the Greener Sub-Partnership and providing any community based energy activities such as the Green Exchange.

What do we think the impact will be?

There will be no independent support to community and businesses in relation to energy and sustainability advice. This will mean that communities and businesses will need to source their own advice and support in future.

This proposal will save the council £20,000.

What else have we considered in arriving at our proposal?

There is no other option to reduce this expenditure.

This consultation is now closed.

What you told us

We received 14 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 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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