Your services – you decide
Residents are being invited to give their views on one of the most important decisions for the future of the city.
It takes just a few minutes to fill in the survey, which lets the council know what residents feel should be prioritised, when it decides what to invest in services like waste collections, street cleaning, housing and parks.
The council has started the process of setting the budget for 2021/2022, which will be approved in February next year.
The council are keen to achieve further efficiencies and savings and identify income opportunities to deliver key services in the face of continuing financial pressures, particularly this year which has seen the council finances severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The long term financial effects of this are not yet known, so it’s even more important that residents have their say on which services they consider to be a priority.
The consultation will close at midnight on Monday 25 January. An online version is available at www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2MKCLN8.
Cllr Hannah Norman, Deputy Leader of Gloucester City Council, and Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources, said: “We know that our residents expect and deserve value for their money as well as great services that support our communities. And in these financially challenging times where we are having to work hard to make savings, we want to make sure that people agree that we are making the best decisions for the city. I would really encourage residents to take part in the consultation and let us know their thoughts.”