Carlisle residents are being given the chance to have their say on the 2016/2017 draft City Council budget.
Carlisle City Council’s Executive Committee is consulting with local residents, businesses and organisations about next year’s City Council draft budget.
The Council needs to make savings of £3,475,000 between 2016/17 and 2018/19. We have successfully achieved/identified £6m in transformational savings since 2010/11 and now have a solid financial base in order to set our 2016/17 budget. Proposals have been considered in order to achieve these savings although the overall savings schedule is still being confirmed.
Leader of Carlisle City Council, Cllr Colin Glover, said:
“The reductions in funding from central government to local councils mean that we face some tough decisions about where savings can be made and how we allocate our future spending. We have pledged that we will do whatever we can to protect front-line services and avoid compulsory redundancies.
A draft budget has been prepared and we would welcome your comments and views before final decisions are taken at the budget Council meeting in February 2016.”
Comments will be considered as part of the ongoing budget process and will be assessed by the Executive at their next meeting (Thursday, 14 January). The final budget proposals will be discussed at Carlisle City Council’s Full Council on Tuesday, 2 February 2016.
A copy of the draft Executive budget is available to view at the Civic Centre’s Customer Contact Centre and is also available online by visiting http://www.carlisle.gov.uk/Council/Council-and-Democracy/Budget
Any comments can be emailed to [email protected] or write to: The Chief Executive, Carlisle City Council, Civic Centre, Carlisle, CA3 8QG by 9am on Monday, 11 January 2016.