• District Highway Engineers – £16,000
• School Crossing Patrols – £93,000 (transferred to schools budget)
• Local Car Parks
• Community Libraries – £145,000
• Management of the Community Chest and Ward Support – £49,000
• Community Development – £75,000
• Children’s Play Services – £80,000
• Sport and Leisure – being dealt with through Sports Transformation Process
• Local Neighbourhood Advice and Information Service -£20,000
• Your City Your Birmingham – £80,000
• District Management Support and Admin – 189,000
• Youth Services – £60,000
• Community Chest – £180,000
Controllable Net Budget £2.062m
Saving in 14/15 £700K
Saving in 15/16 £987K (cumulative)
Services with savings:
School Crossings (transferred to schools budget)
Neighbourhood Information and Advice
Budget saving in 14/15: £449,000. Saving in 15/16: £592,000 (cumulative)
5.9 The key principles of the savings plan are
• Operate the District Engineer service where possible at a cost neutral basis in
partnership with Districts in the East Quadrant
• Retain School Crossings but to be reviewed in the light of the new 20mph speed limits
• The District will consider disposal of car parks that are not covering costs through asset transfer, sale or new management arrangements with partners. A sum of £10k has been set aside for cleaning and maintenance within the Business Support budget for urgent works/cleaning during the transfer process.
• Retain Community Libraries at current opening hours
• No longer provide a District Ward Support function
• Where community centre sites are unable to operate on a cost neutral basis review asset management options including community asset transfer
• Retain Children’s Play Service but review the operation to address budget pressure from shortfall in income and fees for ‘playcare’.
• Develop a locally focused advice and information service integrated around the Community Library service where practical. The District will transfer the responsibility for homelessness delivery to corporate team in Adults and Communities – People Directorate.
• The District will continue to support Community Arts and seek to use the small budget to help attract match funding or additional support from local arts groups
• To review the operation of the Business and Admin support function and seek to reduce recharges as a result of reductions in staffing and premises resulting from the savings programme.
• Community chest total of £100k in 2014/15 to be equally apportioned to each Ward (£25k)
• Review of Youth Service model to make it more effective, with £60k of the 2014/15 budget to be top sliced for local commissioning.
• Continue to set aside £393k per annum within the District Support budget to pay down prior year overdrawn balances
• The District will continue to support the on going review by the Cabinet and Deputy Leader of the Fair Funding Formula.
The Hall Green District has a savings target of £1,098,000 based on its controllable budget of £3,674,009, for 2014/15 rising to £1,546,000 in 2015/16.
Services with savings:
Local Car Parks
School Crossing Patrols (transferred to schools budget)
Neighbourhood Information and Advice Services
Library Book Fund
Sport & Leisure (Transformation Programme)
Management Structures (GR 5)
Youth Service (TBC)
Budget saving in 14/15: £1,278,000. Saving in 15/16: £1,790,000 (cumulative)
School Crossing patrols (transferred to schools budget)
Neighbourhood Advice Service
The Northfield District is required to make savings of £677,000 in 2014/15 increasing to £940,000 in 2015/16
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School Crossing Patrols (transfer to schools budget)
District Car Parks
District/Ward Support Officer
Sports and Leisure
Childrens Play Service
Your City Your Birmingham
Assets and Buildings
The Erdington District is required to make savings of £710,000 in 2014/15 increasing to £973,000 in 2015/16.