Westgate Leisure Area
Gloucester City Council has drawn up proposals for improvements to the open space at Westgate Leisure Area.
draft masterplan shows our suggestions for how we might do this. We are holding a
consultation event on Sunday 8 December 2013 at Westgate Leisure Area in the car park by the boating lake between 12-3pm where officers will be available to answer questions and show you the plans.
However, we also welcome online comments, which can be sent to
email@example.com or write to us at:
Environmental Planning (Westgate Leisure Area Consultation), Fourth Floor Herbert Warehouse, The Docks, Gloucester, GL1 2EQ.
All comments should be made by Monday 6 January 2014.
Have you ever wanted to make your views heard, but simply don’t have the time to attend public meetings or events? This has been the feedback from many residents, therefore, we are about to set up a new E-Citizen’s panel, made up of local residents, like yourself, who may want to give us their views at a time and place that is convenient to them. Some of the questions you may be asked could include:
- Do you think the Council should spend more or less money on keeping the City’s streets clean?
- How could we further improve your local park?
- What are your 3 priorities for the City’s regeneration?
- By registering to get involved in the E-Citizen’s panel you will receive periodic emails from us, telling you about some of the issues that are coming up and you can chose whether or not you want to have your say
If you are interested in registering, please complete our
short online survey, telling us about the areas you are particularly interested in. The survey will only take 2-3 minutes to complete. We will then contact you shortly with more information.
The Gloucester Folk Museum is being refurbished! All permanent gallery spaces are being updated and refreshed, but we need to know what topics you would like to see represented. The Folk Museum is open every Saturday, and re-opens with the new galleries completed on Tuesday February 18th, so come along then and see all the new spaces for yourself.
Download the Questionnaire
Completed questionnaires can be dropped into the City or Folk Museum in person, posted, or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the past five years, the council has made savings of £7.5m through reductions in expenditure, service efficiencies and increased income generation. For example, the council has:
- Made ongoing savings on management and staffing costs.
- Shared services with other councils.
- Achieved better deals on goods and services that it buys.
- Increased income through increased customer uptake services and some fee increases.
- Made savings in back office service to minimise the impact on front-line services.
- Frozen Council Tax for past three years.
The council will continue to be as efficient as possible, but further government funding reductions means it needs to save another £5m over the next five years
Gloucester City collects council tax on behalf of the organisations shown in the table below, but it only receives 12% of that total to run the council. For every £1 collected it is shared as follows:
- Gloucestershire County Council 73.95p
- Gloucestershire Police Authority 13.81p
- Gloucester City Council 12.24p
The City Council has frozen its share of the council tax bill for the past four years. That mean in 2013/14, its part of the council tax bill is still the same as it was in 2010/11 at £180.42 for an average Band D household.
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