Broadland: Time is running out to make your voice heard
Broadland District Council is preparing its budget for next year and has launched an online consultation so local residents and businesses can suggest which services they want to see funded.
The consultation is key in shaping spending plans for the year ahead.
The Council has an expenditure budget of approximately £34-million a year to provide a wide range of services including housing, benefits administration, homelessness prevention, refuse collection, street cleansing, early help, planning and many more and With reduced funding from central Government the Council is currently estimating a future funding gap.
Broadland District Council portfolio holder for Finance, Cllr Trudy Mancini-Boyle said:
‘The Council is here to make decisions for the whole district, but we understand how important it is to listen to local residents and businesses and take into account any ideas and feedback that they have.
As a district we are still dealing with the impact of Covid-19, and the increased demand in services it has driven, coupled with reduced funding from central Government. In addition, we know our residents are keen to see us operate in the most environmentally friendly ways we can. This consultation feedback is key in ensuring we, as members, represent the view of our residents and businesses, and establish which services they consider are priorities for spending in 2022/23.’
Time is running out to have your say on where you think our priorities should be in 2022-23. Act now and complete Broadland District Council’s Budget consultation to ensure your voice is heard. The consultation runs until 14 January 2022 and can be found at: www.southnorfolkandbroadland.gov.uk/council