A big thank you to everyone who took part in this year’s Difficult Decisions consultation.
Almost 4,000 of you took the time and trouble to fill in the document, either online or hard copy, to let us know your views on our proposals.
The Consultation identified that there was a funding shortfall of £13 million for 2018/20. This is in addition to the £18 million already saved over the last three years. Overall, we have had to make savings of £52 million since 2008.
Councillors will be shown the results in workshops over the coming weeks before finalising the budget details and setting the council tax in February.
Cllr Mark Pritchard, Leader of the Council, said: “A big thank you to everyone who gave us their feedback via the consultation. We now have some very difficult decisions to make in order to set a balanced budget and set the Council tax for 2018/19. Since 2008 we have already found £52 million and we now need to make £13 million of cuts for 2018/19.”
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