We're still facing huge financial challenges and difficult choices about how to spend your money.
- Over the past 9 years (2009-2018) we've made £178.1 million of savings against our planned budget.
- During 2019-2020 savings consultation will be an ongoing process until we meet the estimated target for saving £3.6 million.
- Between 2019-2021 we expect to have to save a further £5.7 million for general council services which includes our Neighbourhoods, Economy and Resources Services.
Your help and ideas are really important to help us save money.
Our challenge for 2019-2021
We're preparing for a challenging budget gap, following reductions in government funding and increased demand for council services.
In the future, as we'll have less money and fewer staff, we'll not be able to do as much, and it's important that we focus on the things that matter to our residents.
We're currently developing new and innovative ways of meeting the budget gap and we'll be working closely with partners, residents and service users to achieve this.
Proposed budget savings for 2019/20 and 2020/21.
|Service delivery ||£264,000||£365,000|
Have your say
Consultation starts: 9am, Friday, 27 July 2018.
Consultation ends: 5pm, Monday, 10 September 2018.
Have your say on the following budget savings proposals for 2019-2021 that have an impact on service delivery. No decisions have been made, so please read the details of the proposals and submit your comments.
The information contained in the proposals has been redacted. This means that some of it has been removed to prevent the identification of individuals or identifiable groups. Releasing certain information could cause upset or distress to individuals. In addition, some information may be removed that is considered commercially sensitive. This will be a minimal amount of information and has been subject to a process of scrutiny prior to removal.
We need your views to help us make informed decisions as part of our budget consultation.
Review of Voluntary Sector Grant to Homelessness Prevention services||£4,000||£4,000|
Proposed introduction of fees for Residents Parking permits||£22,000||£22,000|
Proposed grant reduction to grant funded Community Centres||£203,000||£304,000|
Review of the budget for the provision of social and welfare advice and legal services||£35,000||£35,000|
There are various ways to have your say:
We also have a number of proposals which affect our internal day to day operations but don't impact on our services to residents. As these proposals do not impact services to residents we do not consult on them publicly.
What happens next?
We'll record your views and consider the findings before making final decisions.
Following the end of public consultation we'll review your feedback and provide details of this to councillors before final decisions are made at Budget Council on Wednesday, 27 February 2019.
Our financial challenge 2019-2020
Watch this video to find out how we spend your money, why we need to save more, what we've done already and how you can help. Over the past 9 years (2009-2018), we've made £178 million of savings but to meet the challenge of having even less money to fund services, we need to find new ways of working.