Council Spending Priorities Have Your Say

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A new format budget consultation event and online survey is giving East Riding residents the chance to shape the council’s spending priorities.

East Riding residents are being invited to share their views on how the council prioritises its annual budget at a workshop event which takes place at at 10am on Thursday November 20.

Senior managers and councillors will be on hand to join in with the discussions and activities and will be keen to hear the views of residents taking part.

Residents unable to attend the event itself can still have their say by completing an online survey that the council are to launch one month prior to the budget event.

Councillor Stephen Parnaby, said:

“It’s always interesting to hear how residents feel we should prioritise spending and we feel it’s important to involve them and feed the results and opinions raised by them into our budget setting process.

“The budget events have always been popular, and I am sure those attending will enjoy the new format which will be a good way to highlight the pressures the council is under to deliver top quality services on an ever-tightening budget.”

Last year’s event was a resounding success, with 84 per cent of attendees describing the workshop discussion as ‘constructive’ and 95 per cent finding the question and answer session ‘useful’ or ‘very useful’.

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As a result of the previous event funding was allocated to support the local economy, to invest in highway’s maintenance and flood prevention schemes, and to support the adult and children’s social care budgets in managing future pressures.

Anyone who would like to attend this year’s budget event can complete an online form on the website by visiting www.eastriding.gov.uk/budgetform.

Alternatively, you can email your details to budget.event@eastriding.gov.uk, or call 01482 394200 (answerphone).

Space may be limited so places will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.



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