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First Quarter Budget Monitoring Report

Meeting: 11/09/2018 - Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee (Item 66)

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Ms Ellie Dunnet, Head of Finance, updated the Committee on the budget position at the end of the First Quarter.  Ms Dunnet explained that while there was an overspend regarding parking services, there was an overall underspend.  The Council was expected to remain within the agreed budget for the year.


Councillors Springett and McKay spoke on this item as Visiting Members.


In response to a question from a Visiting Member, Mr Rob Jarman, Head of Planning & Development, confirmed that recruitment was underway for a Conservation Officer.  The risks associated with the position being vacant were acknowledged, however, Maidstone Borough Council was working with Historic England regarding a number of sites including Wren’s Cross.  Furthermore, the current situation was considered manageable due to the specialist knowledge that had been developed within current officer capacity.




1)  That the revenue position at the end of the first quarter and the actions being taken or proposed to improve the position, where significant variances have been identified, be noted.


2)  That the capital position at the end of the first quarter be noted.