To review revenue growth bids and proposed savings for the committee’s areas of responsibility.
There was discussion about the level of resource that had been requested by the assets team. It was explained that this was, in part, necessary to manage the growing number of affordable housing tenancies held with Knowle Green Estates (KGE). A higher proportion of affordable tenants to private rental compared to original plans required a higher level of tenancy support resourcing. The new posts relating to supporting KGE tenants would be recouped from KGE. Clarity on this would be provided in the final detailed budget report.
The inclusion of a bid for Sunbury leisure centre maintenance was removed, as it had already been accounted for in the current year’s budget.
The Committee noted the proposed revenue growth and savings bids, along with the officer assigned red/amber/green ratings, and agreed that these should be considered at the meeting on 7 February 2022 where bids from other committees would also be available.