Issue details

One Stop Bus Mainstreaming

To close the bus when external funding ceases

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Decision due: 18 Oct 2011 by Cabinet

Decision due: 17 Nov 2011 by Overview and Scrutiny Commission

Decision due: 29 Nov 2011 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor William Smith william.smith@breckland.gov.uk

Lead director:

Contact: Dylan Powles, Customer Services Manager Email: dylan.powles@breckland.gov.uk.

Consultation process

The One Stop Bus is currently funded through a combination of Migration Impact Funding and Leadership of Place external funding awarded to the Breckland Partnership (LSP).  Cost per contact on the bus has been high particularly the rural service which is more than a 100 times greater than the cost per contact in the Contact centre.  The bus is a substantial growth revenue budget item (£59k per annum for the hire of the bus and driver from Poultec 2.5 days per week).  Due to the cessation of funding a decision is urgently required.

Consultees

Executive Board – 19 October 2011

Cabinet – 18 October (to agree to the closure of the bus in the interim)

Overview & Scrutiny Commission – 19 November (to debate the future use of the bus)

Cabinet – 29 November (to consider the recommendations from the Overview & Scrutiny Commission)

Decisions

Agenda items