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ESTIMATES FOR RUNNING BRIGADE.


THE AMMAN VALLEY CHRONICLE & EAST CARMARTHEN NEWS

ESTIMATES OF JOINT FIRE BRIGADE

22nd January 1959

The Chairman, Alderman W. H. Mathias O.B.E., J.P., in presenting the estimates for 1959-60 to the Carmarthenshire and Cardiganshire Joint Fire Brigade Committee on Tuesday, said: “I should like, first of all, to remind you that the present year (1958 – 59) is the last year in which specific grant will be paid to the constituent authorities in respect of the expenditure of this Joint Fire Brigade Committee, except for expenditure in the Auxiliary Fire Service.

The grant formerly paid will, from 1959 – 60. be merged in the Block Grant.

“For the current year we estimated to spend a net sum of £109,269 and I am now in the position to tell you that we shall probably be able to keep within that figure and effect a saving of approximately £532.

“As the revised net expenditure for the current year compares so favourably with our original estimate, I do not propose to make any comment thereon.”

Turning to the estimates for 1959 – 60, Mr. Mathias said: “We find that the gross expenditure amounts to £117,511 and the income is estimated at £4,424 leaving an estimated net expenditure of £113,087. This shows an increase of £4,353 when compared with the revised estimated net expenditure for the current year.

“The main items making up this increase are : -

 

Increase

 

£

 

Employees, Salaries, Wages, Allowances, etc.

2829

Premises

866

Supplies, Equipment and Tools

657

Debt Charges

2402

Other Items

433

Contingency ( to provide for possible additional

 

Staff in connection with “Standards of Fire Cover.”

 

Pay Awards. etc.)

2000

Auxilary Fire Service

134

 

9321

 

 

Revenue Contributions to Capital Outlay

 

Decrease

5130

 

4191

 

 

Add Decrease in Income (excluding Firemen's

 

Pension Scheme

162

 

£4353

 

 

Mr. Mathias' report concludes “I should like to assure you that the estimates have been framed with the greatest care and with regard to the minimum requirements of the Brigade consistent with its smooth running and efficiency

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