Bridgend County Borough Council’s budget consultation is now underway with all residents being asked to take part and help shape the local authority’s spending priorities over the coming year.

This year the budget consultation involves consideration of a longer-term vision for the county borough, covering areas such as investment in schools, roads, regeneration projects, energy schemes and sea defences; council tax levels; fees and charges for car parking and sports pavilions as well as the development of online services.

It also asks for the views of residents around how best to support local businesses, tourism and the economy.

The local authority delivers up to 800 services ranging from education to social services for children and older people.

The Leader, Cllr Huw David said: “To help Council and Cabinet make decisions about future spending it is important that residents take the time to have their say during the budget consultation to help ensure that we deliver effective and efficient services that are right for our communities.

“We need to know what has worked well, and where we need to continue to make changes or improvements as we recover from the pandemic to ensure that the council is able to deliver sustainable and effective services for the next five to 10 years.”

Responses from residents will be used to inform the medium term financial strategy for 2022/23 – 2025/26.

The consultation ends on 14 November.

Fill in the survey online or for a hard copy of the survey email [email protected] call 01656 643664 or write to Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB.

 

An easy read, large print and a youth version of the survey are all available.

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