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Budget conversation 2015: Your comments published

Budget conversation 2015: Your comments published

14 December 2015

Thanks to everyone who joined the conversation at one of the five budgets sessions held around the Borough in October 2015.


The future is going to be tougher financially than previous years. We were keen to get a better understanding of your priorities as well as where you think we should make future savings.  We were also keen to hear how you would prioritise our choices.


To set the scene, we have an annual budget of £113million (2015/16) and the majority of our money is spent on statutory services - £90million (including adult social care, children’s services, waste collection and disposal, and highways). Some £23million is spent on non-statutory services such as leisure, parks and open spaces, and bus subsidies.


The challenge we face is setting a robust and balanced budget next year and subsequent years as well, and therefore we have an extremely difficult task of having to decide where and how we save money by either reducing services or increasing our income.  So thanks to everyone who came along and shared their views.


So, what did you tell us? 

A summary of all the comments received can be found below:



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