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Council Budget Meeting Delayed

Council Budget Meeting Delayed

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 3:56pm 1st March 2017. (Updated at 6:50pm 1st March 2017)

An extraordinary Full Council meeting to decide on Scarborough Borough Council’s budget for 2017/18 has been scheduled for 2pm on Friday 10 March.

The report was originally due to be heard at the Full Council meeting this Friday (3 March) but a delay in finalising the budget report, due to the lateness in the council receiving its final finance settlement from the government raised concerns that there was not sufficient time for councillors to absorb and review the information.

Cllr Helen Mallory, Deputy Leader of Scarborough Borough Council and Cabinet Member for Finance, Procurement and Legal said:

“The budget setting and agreement process is one the most important decisions that councillors take each year and therefore the Leader and I felt it was only appropriate, given the circumstances, that councillors be given more to time to study the report so that they can be in a better position to make an informed decision.”

AUDIO : Cllr Helen Mallory on why the budget meeting has been delayed

This week’s Full Council meeting will take place as previously publicised, but the budget will not form part of the agenda. 

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Chris Fidler, on 1st March 2017 6:03pm
It's a pity that the same consideration was not given to councillors in connection with the vote on the demolition of the Futurist when a great deal of information was provided to councillors at the last minute, giving insufficient time to digest all the information!!

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