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					                                                                                                                               APPENDIX 2B




Scenarios for Environmental Health and Licensing Unit

Ref     Type          % Detail                                                    £ Impact                                          MT
                                                                                                                                    Support
EH-04   Increased    3% Increase licensing income by undertaking CRB        (1,104) Trade resistance and higher charges             Yes
        Income          checks every 3 years, assuming 1/3 checked                  passed on to consumers. Can only be
                        each year                                                   achieved if existing temporary staff
                                                                                    extended - See EH-11
EH-05   Increased    3%   Increase Hackney and private Hire charges in     (17,000) Increase of this magnitude likely to be me t    Yes
        Income            line with national average                                with high resistance from the trade and
                                                                                    higher charges passed on to consumers
EH-06   Increased    3%   Introduce „bounced cheque‟ charge and same          (200) Same day licence would be an enhanced           Yes
        Income            day licence fee, etc.                                     service.
EH-07   Increased    3%   Consent Streets – This will need a staffing      (10,000) Designating the whole borough as consent        Yes
        Income            investment of at least -£11,000 to achieve a net          streets may provide a solution to the
                          £10,000 increase in income. See also 6 below.             problem of cars for sale on the highway.
EH-08   Service      3%   Reduce Dog Warden service to the statutory       (17,250) There may be an increase in fouling of the      No
        Levels            minimum, to be provided by external provider              streets but this could be mitigated by
                          (excluding redundancy costs).                             authorising other staff across the Council to
                                                                                    assist with this work. Only stray dogs would
                                                                                    be dealt with. All other dog related matters
                                                                                    would cease to be undertaken.
EH-09   Service      3%   Cease providing a Pest Control Service. This     (19,300) The loss of this service would create an        Yes
        Levels            would produce ongoing savings of £31,800 but              opening in the private sector which may
                          a loss of income of £12,500 resulting in a net            result in people having to pay more to
                          saving of £19,300 (excluding redundancy costs)            control their pests. May result in increased
                                                                                    numbers of rats, mice and insects which
                                                                                    could result in EH team having to take
                                                                                    formal action




 Figures in brackets represent savings or increased income, figures without brackets and shaded represent increases to budgets

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Ref     Type          % Detail                                                     £ Impact                                           MT
                                                                                                                                      Support
EH-10   Service      3% Reduction in 1 FT Environmental Health Officer (37,000) Any reductions in staff numbers will place            No
        Levels          post (excluding redundancy costs)                         additional duties on the remaining team
                                                                                  members and will result in increased stress
                                                                                  and could result in some staff suffering ill
                                                                                  health.
EH-11   Service         Support the current staffing levels in the        40,300 Without these staff the team will be unable          Yes
        Improvem        Licensing team and make permanent the 3 staff             to function properly and meet the demands
        ent             on temporary contracts.                                   of the current workload or meet the needs of
                                                                                  local businesses and the public. The
                                                                                  remaining staff will also be unable to
                                                                                  implement the new Gambling Act provisions
                                                                                  which come into effect in early 2007 and we
                                                                                  will fail to meet our statutory responsibilities.
EH-12   Efficiency   3% Partnership working on licensing enforcement.     (5,000) Medium impact                                       Yes
        Saving          This saving could only be explored if the
                        temporary posts at EH-11 above are made
                        permanent or funded for 2007/8.
EH-13   Service         Gambling Act Implementation - The non             10,000 We will fail to meet our statutory obligations       Yes
        Improvem        staffing costs to cover training, hardware,               if we are inadequately funded and
        ent             software, printing, advertising, etc. In addition         resourced.
                        to EH-11 above.
EH-14   Increased    3% Investment in Licensing enforcement to            (6,000) Low Impact                                          Yes
        Income          generate additional income. This „saving‟ can
                        only be achieved if an investment is first made
                        at EH-11 above.




 Figures in brackets represent savings or increased income, figures without brackets and shaded represent increases to budgets

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                                                                                                                                  APPENDIX 2B




Ref     Type          % Detail                                                      £ Impact                                          MT
                                                                                                                                      Support
EH-15   Service         Brown Tailed Tussock Moth Control. Introduce            2,000 Failure to fund this will have a large impact   No
        Improvem        control measures to help alleviate the problems               on those people who are badly affected by
        ent             which occur on Portland each year. The money                  the moth‟s hairs.
                        would fund a small pilot project using
                        pheromone attracting traps
EH-16   Once off        Air Quality Signage. Provide signs on the               1,500 Agreement to fund will help reduce air          No
        Ser Imp         approaches to the Town bridge requesting all                  pollution from vehicles waiting at the Town
                        drivers to turn off their engines whilst waiting for          bridge.
                        the bridge to close
EH-17   Once off        Replacement Noise Equipment. Money needs                3,000 Failure to replace the noise equipment will     No
        Ser Imp         to be set aside to replace the Unit‟s noise                   affect our ability to undertake our statutory
                        equipment in 2009                                             responsibilities
EH-18   Once off        Dog Control Signage. To provide large road              1,500 The signage will allow a reduction in the       No
        Ser Imp         side signage at all entrances to the Borough in               other dog related signs in the Borough.
                        respect of Dog controls/legislation.
EH-19   Once off        Introduction of the new Smoke free workplace           25,000 Failure to implement this important Public    No
        Ser Imp         legislation.                                                  Health improvement will affect our ability to
                                                                                      meet our statutory responsibilities. Without
                                                                                      this bid, existing resources will need to be
                                                                                      realigned to meet the legislative
                                                                                      requirements.




 Figures in brackets represent savings or increased income, figures without brackets and shaded represent increases to budgets

                                                            APPENDIX 2B PAGE 3
                                                                                                                           APPENDIX 3B




Scenarios for Planning and Economic Development Unit

Ref     Type          % Detail                                                    £ Impact                                       MT
                                                                                                                                 Support
PL-01   Efficiency   3% Following the base budget and outturn review        (3,820) Limited                                      Yes
        Saving          reduction in various Parks budgets
PL-02   Increased    3% Increase in planning fees income, based on         (20,000) Low risk that past trends may not            Yes
        Income          previous outturn                                            continue
PL-03   Service      3% Increase in Building Control fees income           (10,000) Low risk that past trends may not            Yes
        Levels                                                                      continue




 Figures in brackets represent savings or increased income, figures without brackets and shaded represent increases to budgets

                                                         APPENDIX 3B PAGE 4
                                                                                                                             APPENDIX 4B




Scenarios for Technical Services Unit - Parking Services

Ref      Type          % Detail                                                £ Impact                                       MT
                                                                                                                              Support
TS-14    Efficiency 3% Following the base budget and outturn             (2,523) Limited                                      Yes
         Saving         review reduction in various budgets
TS-15    Service    10% Reduce maintenance on surfaces, signs           (20,000) Further deterioration of car park surfaces No
         Levels         and lighting                                             will ensue, which in turn will lead to more
                                                                                 insurance claims and higher premiums;
                                                                                 reduced lighting will increase fears for
                                                                                 personal safety, resulting in lost income. It
                                                                                 is believed that the current budgets are
                                                                                 already inadequate.
TS-16    Service    10% Reduce equipment maintenance and                (10,000) Increased breakdowns and non-                 No
         Levels         replacement                                              replacement of hand held Penalty Charge
                                                                                 Notice issuing machines will lead to a
                                                                                 reduction of PCN income
TS-17    Service    10% Employ no seasonal staff                        (42,000) Loss of income of PCNs in the summer          No
         Levels                                                                  months plus higher levels of non-
                                                                                 compliance. Estimated loss of PCN
                                                                                 income estimated at £50,000 for off
                                                                                 street, £20,000 for on street plus it is
                                                                                 believed that the loss of income through
                                                                                 higher levels of non-compliance would be
                                                                                 of the order of at least £14,000 from off
                                                                                 street pay and display and £1,000 from on
                                                                                 street P&D. This year‟s reduction in
                                                                                 seasonal staff has corresponded with a
                                                                                 reduction in on street PCNs (there have
                                                                                 been less on street patrols)


Figures in brackets represent savings or increased income, figures without brackets and shaded represent increases to budgets.

                                                           APPENDIX 4B PAGE 5
                                                                                                                            APPENDIX 5B




Scenarios for Technical Services Unit - Highways and Design

Ref     Type           % Detail                                                 £ Impact                                          MT
                                                                                                                                  Support
TS-18   Efficiency    3% Following the base budget and outturn review      (8,436) Limited                                        Yes
        Saving           reduction in various budgets
TS-19   Increased     3% Increase in agency fee                          (24,000) None                                            Yes
        Income
TS-20   Service       6% No street tree planting                          (1,594) Reduction in Borough's tree stock, contrary     No
        Levels                                                                    to Committee Policy
TS-21   Service       6% Reduce maintenance and replacement of street     (1,500) Increased complaints from visitors unable to    No
        Levels           name plates from £2,759 to £1,259                        find their way
TS-22   Service       6% Do not maintain public seats but remove when     (1,000) Increased complaints, particularly from         No
        Levels           damaged                                                  those with disabilities
TS-23   Service       6% No out of hours standby except in respect of     (4,000) Considerable reduction in public                No
        Levels           winter maintenance                                       satisfaction: no immediate response to
                                                                                  flooding, road traffic accident clean-ups,
                                                                                  needles in public places, traveller incidents
                                                                                  etc
TS-24   Service       6% Reduce Land Drainage and Coast Protection       (16,000) Further reduction in ability to deal with       No
        Levels           maintenance                                              flooding/land drainage problems
TS-25   Service      10% Complete removal of land drainage and coast     (11,703) No maintenance of existing assets,              No
        Levels           protection maintenance, in addition to TS-24             increased incidence of flooding caused by
                                                                                  blocked or inadequately maintained ditches
                                                                                  and culverts




 Figures in brackets represent savings or increased income, figures without brackets and shaded represent increases to budgets

                                                          APPENDIX 5B PAGE 6
                                                                                                                           APPENDIX 6B




Scenarios for Waste and Recycling Unit

Ref   Type          % Detail                                                    £ Impact                                         MT
                                                                                                                                 Support
W-01 Efficiency 3% Following the base budget and outturn review          (31,954) Limited                                        Yes
     Saving         reduction in various budgets
W-02 Increased 3% Increase in income as a result of increased           (105,825) None                                           Yes
     Income         quantities of waste being recycled
W-03 Increased 6% Increase in fees by 5%                                  (2,900) Low impact                                     Yes
     Income
W-04 Service    10% Stopping all weekend overtime in the Cleansing       (52,000) The town centre, esplanade/beach and          No
     Levels         Section (street sweeping, litter bin emptying and             Hope Square areas will become more
                    mechanical beach cleaning)                                    littered and as a result would be that a much
                                                                                  longer time would be needed to restore
                                                                                  these areas to the required level of
                                                                                  cleanliness each Monday, leading to little or
                                                                                  no residential area cleaning each Monday.
                                                                                  We would fail to meet the statutory
                                                                                  requirements of the Code of Practice on
                                                                                  Litter and Refuse (cleaning response times)
                                                                                  and it would have an adverse effect on the
                                                                                  main shopping/tourist areas of the town.
W-05 Service      10% As W-04 but continue to undertake weekend          (12,300) As W-04. It should however be noted that it No
     Levels           cleaning during July and August only                        is likely that with overtime removed for the
                      (approximate saving). This instead of W-04 not              rest of the year, staff will have found
                      in addition to.                                             alternative ways to supplement their income
                                                                                  and are unlikely to make themselves
                                                                                  available for July and August only.




 Figures in brackets represent savings or increased income, figures without brackets and shaded represent increases to budgets

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                                                                                                                             APPENDIX 6B




Ref   Type          % Detail                                                    £ Impact                                         MT
                                                                                                                                 Support
W-06 Service     10% Stop providing the early evening litter bin          (7,100) As W-04 but to a lesser extent. Major          No
     Levels          emptying in the town centre/beach areas                      overflows of litter bins until the following
                     (summer service only)                                        morning, with a knock-on effect on that
                                                                                  day‟s work and the failure to restore these
                                                                                  areas to the required level of cleanliness
                                                                                  within the specified time.
W-07 Service     10% Stop providing attendants in the public             (16,000) Adverse comments on “prime site” toilets        No
     Levels          conveniences at the Tourist Information Centre               because standard of cleanliness is likely to
                     (ladies and gents) and Bond Street (ladies).                 fall, particularly at peak times, even with
                     Approximate saving – TIC £12,000, Bond Street                additional cleaning being carried out
                     £4,000                                                       (providing contractor is able to achieve this).
                                                                                  Would need to negotiate with contractor
                                                                                  (possible breach of contract)
W-08 Service     10% Reduce the public conveniences general               (5,000) Inability to undertake minor refurbishments No
     Levels          maintenance, vandalism, materials budgets                    as per the approved Best Value Action Plan
                                                                                  and possible closure of some facilities
                                                                                  toward year end, if budget has run out.
W-09 Service     10% Stop beach levelling each spring                     (6,000) Potential reduction in sandy area of beach No
     Levels




 Figures in brackets represent savings or increased income, figures without brackets and shaded represent increases to budgets

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                                                                                                                             APPENDIX 6B




Ref   Type          % Detail                                                      £ Impact                                       MT
                                                                                                                                 Support
W-10 Service     10% Closure of all public conveniences except those      (109,500) Public expect public toilets and there was   No
     Levels          in the town centre (not costed in detail)                      considerable resistance to previous
                                                                                    closures. Redundancy of one maintenance
                                                                                    employee. Not all savings would accrue in
                                                                                    2007/08 e.g. full savings in rates (approx
                                                                                    £18,000) would not apply until buildings sold
                                                                                    or demolished and cost of breach of
                                                                                    cleaning contract negotiated. To close the
                                                                                    toilets would not be in accordance with the
                                                                                    approved Best Value Action Plan, which
                                                                                    envisaged public toilets being brought up to
                                                                                    a good standard. A provisional, un-costed,
                                                                                    priority list is included as Appendix A.
W-11 Service     20% Carry out residential area street sweeping on an      (60,000) High impact with cleansing only being         No
     Levels          as required basis rather than the current cyclical             carried out when roads are a Grade C
                     schedule                                                       (widespread distribution of litter and/or
                                                                                    refuse and/or detritus, with minor
                                                                                    accumulations) or worse




 Figures in brackets represent savings or increased income, figures without brackets and shaded represent increases to budgets

                                                          APPENDIX 6B PAGE 9
                                                                                                                           APPENDIX 6B




Ref   Type          % Detail                                                    £ Impact                                        MT
                                                                                                                                Support
W-12 Service  20% Change the wheeled bin service to a 14 day         (236,000) Concerns over hygiene from both the public No
     Levels       organic kitchen waste collection, alternating with           and Environmental Health resulting from
                  the residual waste collection (excluding                     fortnightly organic kitchen waste collections,
                  redundancy costs).                                           particularly during summer. Probable
                                                                               reduction in recycling rate, with organic
                                                                               kitchen waste being added to residual waste
                                                                               bin, in order to have it collected more
                                                                               frequently. Public will see such a service as
                                                                               a poorer service than that currently
                                                                               provided. Some vehicles currently in use on
                                                                               this service are subject to contract fleet hire
                                                                               agreements which do not end until March to
                                                                               August 2010
W-13 Once off     Distribution of 25 litre kitchen caddies to            2,000 To meet the statutory requirement to             No
     Ser Imp      properties where wheeled bins are unsuitable,                undertake a collection of at least 2 different
                  dependant on successful capital bid of £25,000               recyclable types of household waste from
                  to purchase caddies                                          100% of households by 2010
W-14 Service      Education/enforcement officer to                      35,000 Without adequate education, including            No
     Improvem     maintain/increase levels of recycling and                    visiting householders where necessary,
     ent          implement certain sections of the Clean                      there is a realistic likelihood that the levels
                  Neighbourhoods and Environment Act                           of recycling, compost and re-use will start to
                                                                               fall off quite quickly and the unit does not
                                                                               currently have the resource to provide the
                                                                               necessary level of education. Will
                                                                               investigate the possibility/viability of sharing
                                                                               an education officer with a neighbouring
                                                                               authority.




 Figures in brackets represent savings or increased income, figures without brackets and shaded represent increases to budgets

                                                         APPENDIX 6B PAGE 10