Last Day To Influence Budget Cuts

11 January 2012, 05:00

It's the last day to say what you think about the Vale of White Horse's budget proposals.

So far 69 people have got in contact to have their say.

There's also a workshop taking place today for residents.

Those responding to the survey will be asked to consider the council’s role in supporting the arts, working with young people, providing public toilets, making grants to benefit the community and giving business rate relief.

Cllr Matthew Barber, Leader and cabinet member for finance, said:

"Our financial position is a lot stronger than it has been for the past few years, however with the reduction of the amount of funding coming from the government and the ever changing economic situation it is very important that we continue to be robust in how we manage our spending.

"While we have to ensure our finances are secure we also have to make sure that we are delivering the best services we can provide in ways that our residents want. 

"Therefore we would like as many people as possible to let us know what they think should be the priorities of our next budget and how they think we should develop our services so they provide better value for money."

Responses will be considered by the council on 22 February.