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Craven District Council 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 2018/19 financial year.

With continued reductions in Government funding, the Council faces significant challenges in balancing its budget, and needs to save a further £870,000 from its revenue budget by 2020/2021. At least £385,000 of this will need to be saved in 2018/2019.

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

"That's why it's important to ask our residents for their views on how we spend their money and how they think we should make the savings we have to.

"We provide a huge range of services to residents for an average of just over £3 per week, per household - from bin collections and street cleaning to Craven Leisure and Skipton Town Hall.

"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?"

Let us know what you think by completing our survey: 

If you want to find out more about Craven District Council's budget before completing the survey, visit our budget page here: 

You can also:

  • 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

The consultation will close at midnight on Wednesday 27th September 2017 so residents are asked to respond by this date. For further information please contact 01756 700600 or email