Last chance to share views on council budget

Gloucester residents are being reminded that there’s less than a week to go to take part in the city council’s budget consultation.

The consultation closes at midnight on Sunday, January 15, and residents have until then to submit their views on how Gloucester City Council should spend taxpayers’ money.

The consultation is a chance to influence the proposed budget for 2023/2024, due to be approved in February.

It will let the council know what residents would prioritise when investing in areas like waste collections, street cleaning, combatting rough sleeping or helping to address climate change.

The council is currently looking at how it can achieve more efficiencies and identify income opportunities, while still delivering key services and value for money.

It continues to deal with the financial impact of the pandemic and other budget pressures and as a result it is looking for ways to save money.

This includes initiatives such as its recent move to offices above the Eastgate Shopping Centre which sees yearly savings of around £200,000.

Councillor Hannah Norman, Deputy Leader of Gloucester City Council, and Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources, said: “We’re asking people to take just a few minutes to tell us what services they think are important and what they would prioritise when setting the council’s budget. The challenge for us is to make the necessary savings and do everything we can to generate income while continuing to deliver the great services residents expect, whilst ensuring value for money.”

An online version is available here.

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