West Berkshire Council

Budget Proposals for 2016/17 - Phase One

Phase 1 Budget Proposal Consultations are now closed.

Results have been published following the Full Council meeting on the 1 March 2016 and can be viewed on the relevant page for each consultation.

A new phase of consultation is running from 15 February to 7 March 2016

Why are we consulting?

Over the last four years we have had to make savings of £23m because we've received less money from central government. We have done this by becoming more efficient at what we do, by reducing some of our administrative functions and increasing our income. Throughout this period we have done our best to protect your services.

We now have to find another £20m over the next four years, with almost £11m to be found in 2016/17. Much of this will come from further efficiencies within the council but £4.6m will have to come from services that will impact the public. As we look at ways to meet this challenging financial situation we want your views on our budget proposals as they may have an impact on you or your community. Before making any decisions on these proposals, it's crucial that we hear your thoughts on our proposals and, more importantly, how the impact of these proposals could be reduced.

Our consultation runs until 14 December 2015 and you can find details of our budget proposals along with how to have your say below. As well as inviting you to take part in the consultation we'll also be talking to those organisations directly affected to listen to their views on any impact on them.

In this video, Chief Executive, Nick Carter, explains why these budget proposals are necessary, how the council budget is spent and how we decided upon the proposals we're now consulting on.

 

 

[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Access Officer
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Alana House Satellite Service
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Arts and Leisure Development
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Car Parks
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Cash Office, Market Street
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: CCTV 
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Chestnut Walk Care Home
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Children's Centres
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Citizen's Advice Bureau
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Cleaner Greener
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Eat 4 Health
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Empowering West Berkshire (Voluntary Sector Support Organisation)
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Family Resource Service
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Feel Good Fortnight
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Friends in Need 
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Healthy Eating in Children
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Highways Maintenance
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Home to School Transport 
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Housing Related Outreach Support Service
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Kintbury Jubilee Leisure Centre
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Learning Independence for Travel (LIFT)
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Library Service
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Mental Health Supported Living Scheme
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) Support for Young People with Disabilities
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Oral Health Promotion
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Pang and Kennet Project
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Primary Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (PCAMHS)
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Physical Activity in Adults
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Physical Activity in Children
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Pre-school Teacher Counselling Service
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Public Conveniences - Newbury
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Public Transport
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Reduction to Healthy Eating Programme in Schools
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Relate
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Rural Highways Grass Cutting
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: School Crossing Patrol
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Shopmobility
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Short Breaks for Children with Disabilities
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Smoking Cessation Service - 'Smoke Free Life'
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Special Needs Advice and Counselling Service (SNACS)
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Step by Step Support Lodgings
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Thames Valley Positive Support
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: The Edge
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Traffic Management and Road Safety
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Visitor Information Service
[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Waste Management - Street Cleansing

[ARCHIVED] Budget Proposal 2016/17 - Phase One: Youth Offending Team (YOT)

The feedback from these consultations was discussed by the Executive Committee on 11 February and decisions were made at the Full Council meeting on 1 March 2016.  These can be viewed in thepdf icon Summary of Decisions [51kb] document.

The Overview of Responses and Recommendations, Summary of Responses and Verbatim responses can be found on the individual consultation pages (via the links above). In addition, we received 19 pdf icon general comments on the budget proposals [54kb]: two from organisations, one from a Parish Council and 16 from individuals.

 

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