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The council’s budget is on the agenda for the next Cabinet meeting, they are struggling a bit to make ends meet although have managed to reduce the budget shortfall from what it was last year. It’s quite interesting reading - worth having a look at this document to see where we can expect to see increases in council charges in the next couple of years

https://moderngov.southwark.gov.uk/documents/s117577/Appendix C Income.pdf

Garden bin collection, planning fees, PCN charges, leisure services charges, car parking in parks and leisure centres all proposed to increase and there’s a big chunk called “savings from investment in active travel” which I’m wondering about, as an income item - it can’t be reduced investment? All the other items seem to be income streams. Surely it’s not fine income (that couldn’t be described as “savings”)? 
 

You can also see proposals on council rents/ heating/ charges for garages here, also on the agenda for the meeting.

https://moderngov.southwark.gov.uk/documents/s117444/Report Housing Revenue Account - Indicative Rent and Charges Report 2024-25.pdf

Full agenda at https://moderngov.southwark.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=7680&x=1 - meeting’s at 11am on 5th and I imagine it will be streamed online.

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Thanks LA.

I notice that under large scale events, like the festival in Peckham Rye Park, no figures are given!

Also see on the second supplemental agenda to the full agenda link in your first post they are taking a deputation from those in favour of CPZ in Dulwich to support a school scoot run. 

How does CPZ support scooting to school or is the idea that revenue from CPZ pays for more e-scooters? Should we support scooting to school? Why not walking or cycling? What sort of 'scooting' does this refer to? 
 

I wonder why there are no balancing deputations from those against CPZ and the proliferation of e-scooters?
 

Loads of e-scooters lying strewn around on the pavement near bus stop, outside Herne Pub, yesterday. For any elderly or disabled person, these are becoming a menace.

 

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Not clear Earl, how CPZ makes any of that better? Don't most schools locally now have school streets enforcements, meaning no need for CPZ?

1 minute ago, first mate said:

Not clear Earl, how CPZ makes any of that better? Don't most schools locally now have school streets enforcements, meaning no need for CPZ?

Anyhow, my apologies to all. I have, without meaning to, taken this section back into traffic measures. Perhaps we can continue this on another thread.

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On 01/12/2023 at 08:28, legalalien said:

The council’s budget is on the agenda for the next Cabinet meeting, they are struggling a bit to make ends meet although have managed to reduce the budget shortfall from what it was last year. It’s quite interesting reading - worth having a look at this document to see where we can expect to see increases in council charges in the next couple of years

https://moderngov.southwark.gov.uk/documents/s117577/Appendix C Income.pdf

Garden bin collection, planning fees, PCN charges, leisure services charges, car parking in parks and leisure centres all proposed to increase and there’s a big chunk called “savings from investment in active travel” which I’m wondering about, as an income item - it can’t be reduced investment? All the other items seem to be income streams. Surely it’s not fine income (that couldn’t be described as “savings”)? 
 

You can also see proposals on council rents/ heating/ charges for garages here, also on the agenda for the meeting.

https://moderngov.southwark.gov.uk/documents/s117444/Report Housing Revenue Account - Indicative Rent and Charges Report 2024-25.pdf

Full agenda at https://moderngov.southwark.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?MId=7680&x=1 - meeting’s at 11am on 5th and I imagine it will be streamed online.

Since I was partly responsible for taking the thread off course I have bumped the original post, as we should all check out these sessions.

 

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