Notice of a public meeting of

Joint BudgetDecision Session - Executive Member for Housing and Safer Neighbourhoodsand Executive Member for Culture, Leisure, and Communities



Councillors Craghill (Executive Member for Housing and Safer Neighbourhoods) and Smalley (Executive Member for Culture, Leisure, and Communities)



Thursday, 16 December 2021






Remote Meeting


In view of the changing circumstances around the Covid-19 pandemic, this meeting will now be held remotely.  Any decisions made will form recommendations to the Chief Operating Officer.





Notice to Members – Post Decision Calling In:


Members are reminded that, should they wish to call in any item* on this agenda, notice must be given to Democracy Support Group by 4:00pm on Monday 20 December 2021.


*With the exception of matters that have been the subject of a previous call in, require Full Council approval or are urgent which are not subject to the call-in provisions. Any called in items will be considered by the Customer and Corporate Services Scrutiny Management Committee.


Written representations in respect of items on this agenda should be submitted to Democratic Services by 5.00pm on Tuesday 14 December 2021.







1.          Declarations of Interest 



At this point in the meeting, the Executive Members are asked to declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.




2.          Public Participation 



At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the committee.


Please note that our registration deadlines have changed to 2 working days before the meeting. The deadline for registering at this meeting is at 5.00pm on Tuesday 14 December 2021.


 To register to speak please visit to fill out an online registration form. If you have any questions about the registration form or the meeting please contact the Democracy Officer for the meeting whose details can be found at the foot of the agenda.


Webcasting of Public Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this public meeting will be webcast including any registered public speakers who have given their permission. The public meeting can be viewed on demand at


During coronavirus, we've made some changes to how we're running council meetings. See our coronavirus updates ( for more information on meetings and decisions.










3.          Financial Strategy 2022/23 to 2026/27 

(Pages 3 - 36)


The purpose of this Decision Session report is to provide background information for the overall Financial Strategy and to present the draft savings proposals, growth assumptions and capital schemes for the Housing and Safer Neighbourhoods and Culture, Leisure and Communities portfolios. This will provide an opportunity for Executive Members to obtain feedback in advance of the finalisation of the overall Financial Strategy which will be presented to Executive on 7 February 2022.

In the interests of wider transparency and consultation relating to budget decision making sessions, all budget reports for these sessions have been published together on Monday 6 December 2021, A copy of the appropriate papers for this meeting are attached for the purpose of this session.





4.          Urgent Business 



Any other business which the Executive Members consider urgent under the Local Government Act 1972.




Democracy Officer:

Louise Cook

Contact details:

·        Telephone – (01904) 551031

·        Email




For more information about any of the following please contact the Democracy Officer responsible for servicing this meeting:


·        Registering to speak

·        Business of the meeting

·        Any special arrangements

·        Copies of reports and

·        For receiving reports in other formats


Contact details are set out above.