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Aylesbury Race Council To Merge

Aylesbury Race Council To Merge

11:12am 2nd March 2010
(Updated 2:23pm 2nd March 2010)

The 2 thousand people each year who use Aylesbury Race Equality Council may have to travel to Wycombe under cost saving plans.

Councillors will tonight discuss proposals to merge the 3 Buckinghamshire Race Equality Councils.

They currently cost 234 thousand pounds a year to run but under the plans a new organisation based in Wycombe would cost £174,000, a saving of £60,000.

Funding for the local Equality Councils and Human Rights organisations comes from district councils and Bucks County council.

The Aylesbury 'REC' costs 100 thousand pounds a year and helps around 2 thousand people annually.

In the report for tonights Aylesbury Vale District Council Communities Scrutny Commitee it says "it may be possible to encourage the RECs in the county to either merge, or deliver more joined up services across the county, using a similar approach to that used to procure voluntary sector support services. These had previously been provided by 5 different organisations across Bucks, including Vale Volunteers and Bucks Community Action, but following a tendering process are now delivered by a consortium of those organisations, known as Voluntary Impact Bucks. These organisations are now working towards merging into a single organisation, Community Impact Bucks, to help develop economies of scale, improve their ability to lever in external funds, to supplement the local authority contract and therefore improve their sustainability."

At its meeting on 9th March, AVDC's Cabinet will be asked to agree in principle to the merger. Aylesbury vale District Council currently gives the local REC £40,000 a year.

* Click HERE to read the full AVDC report

* Click HERE to see the full agenda for tonights meeting

* Playing - an interview with Chester Jones a volunteer and member of the Executive Committee of the Aylesbury Race Equality and Human Rights Council speaking to Mix96 reporter Andrew Kay

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