Decision details

The Conservators of Ashdown Forest - 2022/23 forecast out turn position, updated medium term financial plan and Ashdown Forest vision and management strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To consider the Conservators of Ashdown Forest Strategy and Medium Term Financial Plan


32.1     The Cabinet considered a report by the Chief Operating Officer.

32.2     It was RESOLVED to:

1)            Note the quarter 2 budget position for the Conservators’ 2022/23 Core       Budget and the potential requirement for ESCC to contribute towards the Core Budget deficit, currently forecast to be £125,168.

2)            Note the Conservators of Ashdown Forest medium term financial plan.

3)            Note the Ashdown Forest Vision and Management Strategy document.


32.3     The report sets out the financial position of the Conservators of the Ashdown Forest (COAF) for 2022/23, against the approved budget agreed by the Board of Conservators at their meeting on 29 November 2021 and presented to Cabinet in January 2022.

32.4     East Sussex County Council is required to meet the shortfall on the Core budget which is forecast to be £125,168. The actual contribution will be known once the 2022/23 statement of accounts have been prepared.

Report author: Ian Gutsell

Publication date: 13/12/2022

Date of decision: 13/12/2022

Decided at meeting: 13/12/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 20/12/2022

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