Broxtowe residents are being urged to help shape the future of Broxtowe Borough as part of a consultation on the Council’s budget and new Corporate Plan.
The consultation, which is available online at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/budgetconsultation asks residents to choose options for the future of service delivery including public conveniences, taking payments and discretionary services as well as providing an opportunity to give their ideas on how the Council can continue to offer high quality services whilst balancing the books.
The consultation also asks residents to rate five different priorities and fourteen objectives which have been proposed as part of the new Corporate Plan 2016-20 to decide which they think are most important to make Broxtowe a great place to live, work and spend leisure time.
Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, Councillor Richard Jackson said: “The Council needs to make decisions about its budget for 2016/17, as well as its new Corporate Plan to shape the work we do over the next four years.
“The views of our residents are incredibly important to us and this consultation puts them at the heart of this process, enabling them to have their say on where they want us to spend and save their money and what our priorities should be for service delivery.”
Since 2009/10 the Council’s net spending on services has fallen from £14.1m to £10.4m. Compared with other areas, Broxtowe receives lesser amounts of government grant, and has always tried to spend resources wisely and well but the government settlement for 2016/17 is very challenging and the Council must find new ways of saving money or delivering services in different ways.
To complete the consultation, visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/budgetconsultation.
Paper copies are available on request or send your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org and include “BUDGET COMMENTS” in the subject line or write to:
Budget & Corporate Plan Consultation, Deputy Chief Executive, Council Offices, Foster Avenue, Beeston, Nottingham, NG9 1AB
The consultation will be available until Monday 30th November.
For more information about the consultation, please contact Broxtowe Borough Council on 0115 917 3228 or email email@example.com