Got the following email today from RMBC, they are having to make yet more savings over the next few years and are inviting the public to take part in a consultation on what to cut and what to keep.
I’m sure we all have our own pets hates and loves so dig in and have your say!
As somebody who gave time to helping with a previous Council consultation, I hope that you will be interested in giving your opinions on a matter that affects everybody in Rotherham. I hope you have time to go to our online forum to contribute to the discussions that are already taking place about the budget.
Rotherham Council has been required to make cuts over the last few years, as part of the Government’s drive to reduce public debt. Due to the decrease in funding given to us, the next two years will see even more changes. The total cuts under the current government will amount to over 100 million, that’s 39% of our total budget. These cuts have affected places like Rotherham more than other parts of the country. We have done all we can to lessen the impact onRotherham people but the next two years are going to be even more difficult.
This is an issue for everybody who lives in Rotherham and we want to ask for your ideas and advice on the best way to spend your money. We must also look for new and different ways of delivering services in order to ensure value for money. This is your chance to have a say.
Go onto the online forum where you can talk with others about your views
Or make a suggestion on ways we could save money
Many thanks in anticipation of your contributions.
Environment and Development Services