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Budget Consultation - Your Money, Your Say

Craven District Council is asking for residents' views as it begins the process of setting its revenue budget for the 2017/18 financial year.

With continued reductions in Government funding, the Council faces significant challenges in balancing its budget, and needs to save a further £1.029 million from its revenue budget by 2019/2020. At least £626,000 of this will need to be saved in 2017/2018.

Craven District Council leader, Councillor Richard Foster, said: "We have some tough choices to make given the reductions in Government funding to local authorities.

"That's why we want to know your views on how we spend your money and how you think we should make the savings we need to.

"We provide a huge range of services to residents for an average of just £3.02 per week, per household. 

"We want to know what residents think about the services we provide and what people really need from their council - what are your top priorities?"

To find out more go to the council's website www.cravendc.gov.uk/yourmoneyyoursay

From here residents can find out more about the council's budget, the challenges faced, and how to have their say - including details on how to access the online survey.

Residents who don't have access to the internet can:

·         pick up a hard copy of the Budget Consultation document and survey from Craven District Council Offices at 1 Belle Vue Square; Skipton Town Hall /Tourist Information Centre; Craven Pool and Fitness Centre; or Settle Tourist Information Centre;

·        write to the council at Budget Survey, Craven District Council, 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, BD23 1FJ; or

·        email comments to budget@cravendc.gov.uk

The consultation will close at midnight on Friday 4th November 2016 so residents are asked to respond by this date. For further information please contact 01756 700600 or email budget@cravendc.gov.uk