Opportunity to have your say on council budget!

Date published: 20 September 2018

West Lindsey District Council is seeking the views of residents on its budget for the next financial year.

Residents can take part on our online budget tool or they are invited to attend one of three events in the district. The events will give people a chance to understand the current situation and to give their views on how this affects the community.

Views are being sought on the following:

  • Council tax level

  • Cost of services
  • Fees and charges
  • Joint working with third party organisations

The council is also asking people how the New Homes Bonus government grant will be utilised in West Lindsey. Options include: providing an allocation based on the number of new properties in a parish, an allocation through a communities grant finding scheme, or use all the new homes bonus to support growth and regeneration across the district.

Cllr Jeff Summers, Leader of West Lindsey District Council said: “Each year we ask local people their views on what we as a council should priorities in terms of our spending.This valuable feedback is crucial in helping us to set the budget for the next financial year.

“It is no secret that West Lindsey District Council has seen a reduction of £4.4 million in our Revenue Support Grants since 2013/14.

“I believe the council has managed this reduction in our finances very well but it is going to get much harder to do this, as we are expecting to get £0 grant in 2019/20 and beyond.

“Times are challenging for local government. With reduced budgets from central government, it is critical that we direct our resources in a way that benefits our communities, and meets their needs and priorities.”

The events will take place in a friendly group atmosphere at the following times and venues:

Budget Consultation Events
 Location  Time

25 September 2018

Mulsanne Park Pavilion
Field Close

2 - 4 pm

1 October 2018
Council Chamber
Marshall's Yard
DN21 2NA

6:30 - 8:30 pm

2 October 2018
Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre
28 Plough Hill

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Have your say online at www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/budget2018

For the latest news on West Lindsey District Council visit: www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/councilnews

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