Decision details

Cleaner, Greener, Safer

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

A key building block to a thriving place with satisfied residents and visitors is a streetscene that is clean, green and safe. We want our conurbation to have a clean physical environment; to be somewhere where people feel safe and secure; to be an environment that people treat with respect; and to be a place that people have pride in.

The report outlines a set a proposed strategy and the resource investment needed to support the realisation of these key grass roots aims.

Decision:

RESOLVED that:-

(a)          Members endorse the Cleaner, Greener, Safer programme ambitions;

RECOMMENDED that:-

(b)          Council approve £514k of additional revenue resources to support the Cleaner, Greener, Safer programme in 2021/22;

RESOLVED that:-

(c)          Cabinet approves a £674k Cleaner, Greener, Safer capital investment programme funded from prudential borrowing;

(d)          Cabinet notes the £3.789m of additional revenue resources requested in 2022/23 and £2.483m per annum from 2023/24 onwards;

(e)          Cabinet notes the £3.789m of additional revenue resources for 2022/23 and £2.438m per annum from 2023/24 onwards will formally be recommended to Council as part of the 2022/23 budget and Medium-Term Financial Plan Update report in February 2022.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Environment, Waste and Cleansing

 Communities

Reason

The recommendations seek to secure investment across key themes to support Bournemouth Christchurch and Poole Council’s Big Plan vision for a world-class city region. This ambitious programme will restore a street level visible sense of pride and safety in our place and achieve improved delivery within those highly visible services which are of significant importance for our residents.

The programme also includes an investment commitment aligned to the Council’s Climate and Ecological Emergency declaration to protect and enhance our precious greenspaces for our communities and wildlife, increase urban greening and promote and increase health and wellbeing via improved access to greenspace and sustainable travel routes.

 

Report author: Kelly Ansell

Publication date: 01/10/2021

Date of decision: 29/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 29/09/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 09/10/2021

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