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Decision details

CCTV Shared Service - Peterborough City Council / Fenland District Council - DEC18/CMDN/68

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

The Cabinet Member:

 

1.    Approved the implementation of a CCTV shared service with Fenland District Council as set out in this report and in accordance with the Tranche 1 Budget Consultation.

 

2.    Delegated approval to the Service Director for Communities and Safety to agree the final operational model of delivery with Fenland District Council counterparts.

Reasons for the decision:

-       We need to meet budget targets and reduce service costs. Bringing these services together will allow economy of scale for both personnel and infrastructure

-       A shared service will increase our capacity to develop a commercial focus and maximise revenue potential. As a single team, we would not be competing in the same marketplace.

-       Both services have Issues with business continuity for 24/7/365 delivery. Bringing resources together will increase resilience under a single management structure

-       Service delivery will be maintained for both areas. Cameras / coverage continues as at present. The community would see no change.

Alternative options considered:

-       Consideration as been given to retaining an as-is model (no merge). This would not generate sufficient efficiency or financial savings

-       Consideration has been given to a wider CCTV merge with other county Partners. Huntingdon and Cambs City already operate as a joint shared service arrangement, however they are tied into a contract with a CCTV provider until 2021 and do not currently have a commercial capacity. This does not fit with FDC / PCC timelines or objectives

-       Outsourcing to a 3rd party provider has also been considered and discounted due to unacceptable cost implications

 

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None.

Background Documents:

Medium Term Financial Strategy Tranche 1 (2018)

Publication date: 19/12/2018

Date of decision: 18/12/2018

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