Budget views needed by 23rd January at 5pm

Published on: Wednesday, 15th January 2020

Erewash Borough Council has launched a consultation into its budget for the next financial year – and is urging residents to take part and give their views. 

The move comes as the council faces making significant savings to balance its 2020/2021 revenue budget.

A short online survey is now open on the council’s website www.erewash.gov.uk/budget and is available until the closing deadline of 5pm on Thursday 23 January 2020.

Last year, the council asked residents for their opinions on which services were most or least important to them and is now repeating that exercise for the coming year to see if there are any changes or trends in opinions.

Those taking part in the survey can also write any general comments they have about the council budget or make suggestions on how the council could increase income or reduce costs and make savings.

Councillor Wayne Major, Deputy Leader of Erewash Borough Council and Lead Member for Resources, said: “We are proud to have maintained our vital front line services for our residents thanks to the hard work we have put in to make efficiency savings over the last few years.  The reality is, however, that the financial challenges remain and we face having to find further significant savings.

“That is why the views of residents on how we spend their money are so important to us. I would urge people to take time to fill in our online survey, it will help us shape our budget priorities.”

Anyone wanting a hard copy of the consultation should email the council’s Community Engagement Officer colin.handley @ erewash.gov.uk, closing the gaps in the e-mail address before sending your message.

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