My Budget Consultation Submission

To be removed from the Budget Proposal


Code Description

value £’000


INV-CE02 New Assistant Director


in August 2010 the Council setup Low Carbon Task Force, the Report said The task force will not require any additional staffing resources as it will be serviced by a multidisciplinary team of existing Council Officers
INV-CYP08 To reduce SEN reliance on more expensive forms of transport whilst ensuring their safety.


What are you investing in? Can’t it be funded from the predicted savings, a client uses taxi weekdays £10 over month £200 to be used on training for next client. Ad is it the client or their Carer that would need training
INV-CR04 Project Manager for Hanley redevelopment


any overlap with INV-CR16, what is current number officers managers within Make it Stoke
INV-CR11 Winter sports and speed bump removal


Is now the time to be investigating NEW leisure when you’re closing, cutting down, increasing prices at others? Why were the speed bumps placed in College Road Originally, to prevent accidents? Will other roads now get option to have speed bumps removed?
INV-CR16 New officer to address gaps in relation to higher quality hotels and restaurants in city centre confirmed plans


any overlap with INV-CR04, what is current number officers managers within Make it Stoke
INV-CR20 Dedicated resources to deliver a  high quality hotels


again any overlaps?
INV-ANS06 Provide personalised services that support reablement. Develop effective support planning for service users and ensure their needs are met by the market.


Shouldn’t the Council already be doing this, what actually are you investing in, who is currently providing the support?
INV-ANS06 Challenge the current community resources for people with high level needs to reduce long term reliance on public services


what actually are you investing in? If reducing community resources and passing service users to private sector?
INV-ANS11 Creation of a new swimming pool at Dimensions.


Use the resources along with local groups to re-open existing facilities, saving the councils carbon footprint created by  a new build
3-BS02 Lord Mayor/Deputy Lord Mayor – no ceremonial duties or functions


This expense cannot be justified, in this day and age, do we cling to the past or move on, no sacred cows

Total removed


Services to be kept and funded form the above

Code Description

value £’000




Why is this not costed, this should already be in process?
INV-CR33 To locate an Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant within the city and to source waste streams and fuel crops including potentially grown on council land to generate energy.


Why is this not costed, this should already be in process?
1-CR06 Reduction in Passenger Transport co-ordination services


Would seem to go against £528.000 INV-CR23 to ensure the city’s transport network operates efficiently, both for private vehicles and the city’s bus network.
2-CR01 Loss of dedicated Town Regeneration Managers service


The other towns have exciting investment opportunities too that need managing
2-CR12 Review of Community Halls service.


Will lead to breakdown of community cohesion and identity
3-CYP02 Reduction 0.8 FTE early years development officer.


The Early years is where the works is needed
3-CYP03 Reduction in the central management team responsible for Children’s Centres


The Early years is where the works is needed
3-CYP05 Reduction in staff responsible for the quality assurance of placements for children in care.


We are corporate parents would we send our child to a nursery without reviewing checking visiting
3-CYP07 Non replacement of items for the equipment library for childcare


Then they be no library and then fewer childminders, then what?
3-CYP08 Discontinuation of the NSPCC contract to support children traumatised by domestic abuse.


but were also cutting funding to safer city partnership £165,000 2-LOC02, who we hope will pick up after NSPCC
3-LOC02 Closure of 7  Youth centres


Give the youth a chance
5-CYP01 Review of the capacity within the Placement Support Team that works with children who have a social care involvement and are at risk of entering the care system.


To offer vulnerable children the best option of happy stable life
2-ANS10 School Swimming – Review of Charges.


If they do not learn to swim how will they in future use Council Leisure facilities

Total Services Kept


to be funded from the above removed item

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