The changing face of local government and its impact on the Derbyshire Dales

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The changing face of local government and its impact on the Derbyshire Dales

  1. 1. The Changing Face of Local Government and its Impact on the Derbyshire Dales Dorcas Bunton Chief Executive Derbyshire Dales District Council
  2. 2. Council Spend and What We Do £20.8m Expenditure Slide 1 of 2 We will also pay Housing and Council Tax benefits worth £14.4m this year.
  3. 3. Council Spend and What We Do £20.8m Expenditure Slide 2 of 2 Financed By • Government Grants – 36% • Fees and Charges – 33% • Council Tax – 31%
  4. 4. How Do We Prioritise What We Do? Slide 1 of 3 • Consultation with residents / businesses • Find out what is important to you • Look at the needs of the communities with Partners • Members views / decisions
  5. 5. How Do We Prioritise What We Do? Slide 2 of 3 Priorities up to 2015 • Housing that meets local needs • Clean, green and prosperous Dales • Safe and healthy communities Delivered Through • Statutory services that the Council has to provide • Discretionary Services
  6. 6. How Do We Prioritise What We Do? Slide 3 of 3 How? • In partnership with other public, private or voluntary sector bodies • Through contractors • Shared Services • Directly by the Council • Supporting / Facilitating / Enabling • Through the Community • Influencing – having a seat at the table
  7. 7. The Challenges / Opportunities Ahead • Further reduction in Government funding • £1.7m savings to find on existing budgets • Increasing expectations • Pressures not to increase Council Tax • Predictions of non-sustainable Councils • Different Structural Models • Different Resourcing Models (Community Budgets)
  8. 8. The Future – What We Need to Ensure Happens Slide 1 of 2 • Rural Voice • Engaging with communities and voluntary bodies – working together • Enabling communities to help themselves / shape their own destinies • Harnessing community talents and strengths • Facilitator / Enabler / Accessing Funds • Invest to save / grow • Virtual Council / Self Service Council
  9. 9. The Future – What We Need to Ensure Happens Slide 2 of 2 • Better use of our own assets / resources • Potentially less direct service delivery • More shared use of resources and assets • Better partnerships • Mixed economy of service delivery • Difficult decisions regarding realigning service resources
  10. 10. The Future – What We Need to Ensure Happens Slide 2 of 2 • Better use of our own assets / resources • Potentially less direct service delivery • More shared use of resources and assets • Better partnerships • Mixed economy of service delivery • Difficult decisions regarding realigning service resources

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