We undertook a Budget Consultation with residents between September to November 2016 to support the budget setting process. The results were considered as part of the budget setting process and have been previously reported to the Council's Policy Committee as part of the Budget Setting Report in February 2017.
The 2017/2018 detailed annual budget forms the first year of a rolling three year Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS). Taking a longer term view enables us to plan our finances over several years to ensure our resources are aligned to the delivery of the Council's priorities.
A net revenue expenditure budget of £6.962 million was approved for 2017/18, which includes spending on services of £5.362 million.
The Budget Consultation set out some key issues and invited residents to tell us if they thought we spend their money in the most effective way, and to tell us how we could spend it better.
Our Budget Consultation 2017 18 - Summary of Results [202kb] provides a summary of the results to the consultation and tells you how we are responding.
*please note this document was updated on 4 8 2017 to correct an error to the table on Page 9. This incorrectly stated Democratic Services spend for 2017/18 at 10p per week. The correct figure is 23p.
We have also produced a separate Budget Consultation 2017 18 Open Ended Comments [152kb] detailing all the comments received to the 'open ended' questions we asked.