How would you spend Gloucester City Council’s budget?

 

You are invited to be part of Gloucester City Council’s budget decisions – but hurry, survey closes 29thNovember.

It’s one of the most important decisions for the future of the city, and it takes just 15 minutes to make your views count. If you have an opinion on how much the City invests in waste collections, street cleaning, housing, parks and more: now is your chance to have a say.

To take the survey visit https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/GBBGXKB

To find out more about last year’s budget and how money is spent on council services, visit the front page of the city council’s website,www.gloucester.gov.uk or click http://www.gloucester.gov.uk/council/performance-and-spending/budget-and-finance/Pages/5-Year-Money-Plan.aspx

Over the last financial year the city council redesigned how services are delivered, to save over £1.5m and focus better on priorities.

Next year, further savings, greater income generation – or both – will be needed.

This is due to greater demand for council services, combined with price rises and inflation, meaning that overall running costs will increase. So it’s even more important to have your say on which services you consider to be a priority; how the savings should be made, or how income can be generated.

The consultation will close at midnight on Wednesday 29th November 2017.

Results will be discussed by the council’s Cabinet in February 2018.

Cllr David Norman, cabinet member for performance and resources said: “We’re working hard to make sure every penny of the budget goes towards providing great services that offer value for money. It’s a priority for us to make sure we meet the needs of all residents and businesses, so we’re calling on the community to help shape the future of our city by taking part in the survey.”