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.