City’s residents urged to have their say
Residents are being asked to give their views on how Gloucester City Council spends taxpayers’ money and to choose their priorities as the council sets its budget.
The council has launched a consultation for the proposed budget for 2022/2023, set to be approved in February next year.
Due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic and other pressures it is currently looking at how it can achieve further efficiencies and savings and identify income opportunities, while still delivering key services and value for money.
Residents are being encouraged to have their say by filling in the survey which takes just a few minutes to complete.
It will help let the council know what residents would prioritise when investing in services like waste collections, street cleaning, combatting homelessness or taking steps to reduce the council’s carbon footprint.
The consultation will close at 6pm on Friday, January 14.
Cllr Hannah Norman, Deputy Leader of Gloucester City Council, and Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources, said: “We face some tough financial decisions and are doing everything we can to generate income and look for savings while protecting our services to residents. We want to take the views of local people into account and make sure we are making the best decisions for our city. I would urge as many people as possible to take part and tell us what’s important to them and what in what areas we should be spending taxpayers’ money.”