Residents and businesses are encouraged to take part in Nottinghamshire County Council’s Annual Budget Survey, which was launched in September.
The formal consultation process has opened in preparation for the next financial year and gives you the opportunity to have your say on how the County Council’s budget is spent.
It’s part of the council’s ongoing conversation with residents to find out what its priorities should be to provide a ‘healthier, more prosperous and greener’ Nottinghamshire – and ultimately help it ‘rise to the challenge’.
The consultation is open until Sunday 12th November, and Councillor Richard Jackson, Cabinet Member for Finance, says residents who complete the survey will help the council shape how it maintains and delivers frontline services.
He said: “As a council, we’re acutely aware that households across Nottinghamshire continue to experience significant financial pressures, which means we must strike the right balance between easing the cost-of-living pressures our residents are facing and continuing vital services for vulnerable residents.
“I believe we have a proven track record in delivering savings, while maintaining and delivering high-quality frontline services in Nottinghamshire over a significant period and this council continues to be in a relatively strong financial position.
“My colleagues and I are immensely proud of this – but we really need your honest views about what you see as our priorities to make sure we remain in step with what our communities want from us.
“By engaging, you can help make Nottinghamshire a better place to live, work and visit – which is something we’re all striving to achieve.
“The short survey takes just minutes to complete, so please make sure you have your say to help us rise to the challenge. We look forward to receiving your responses.”
To take part in this year’s consultation, you can complete the survey online at https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/finance-and-budget/budget-consultation-2023, or at one of the County Council’s libraries where printed copies are available.
Alternatively, you can contact the council’s customer service team on 0300 500 80 80.