HBC announces secure financial position

Thursday, 6 July, 2017

Havant Borough Council has frozen its council tax for the eighth consecutive year and its proving that its approach to saving money while keeping services running smoothly is working.

The council has changed how it is delivering services and as well as merging its management team with East Hampshire District Council it has also signed-up to an innovative partnership with other councils that will secure substantial savings over eight years.

In addition, it is also working with Norse South East to deliver frontline services such as grass cutting and refuse collection, with the opportunity of gaining income from trade waste, facilities management and vehicle services and MOT’s.

The figures from 2016-2017 speak for themselves and show an innovative approach to delivering services has resulted in financial security.

Councillor Michael Cheshire, Leader of Havant Borough Council said: “Clearly, our overall strategy for the Borough of Havant is working, and we should congratulate our hardworking staff for continuing to deliver quality services with lower resources. This is an outstanding performance, and I am very proud of the fact that we are in a strong position as we start the 2018/19 budget process.”

The Financial Outturn and Performance report was considered and agreed by Cabinet Members at their June meeting. The papers can be found using the following link: http://bit.ly/2tkuKBK