Have your say on coun­cil bud­get

Cynon Valley - - YOUR VIEW -

PEO­PLE are be­ing given the chance to have their say on how the coun­cil should spend its money.

RCT Coun­cil launched a con­sul­ta­tion on Mon­day, which in­cludes an on­line sim­u­la­tor in which res­i­dents can “set their own” bud­get.

Events will also take place for res­i­dents to air their views about the bud­get, in­vest­ment pri­or­i­ties and the coun­cil’s ap­proach to ser­vices.

The coun­cil will also use its so­cial me­dia ac­counts to keep res­i­dents in­formed about up­com­ing events and how they can take part.

The lo­cal au­thor­ity says at the heart of the con­sul­ta­tion will be how the coun­cil should tackle fi­nan­cial chal­lenges ahead af­ter the Welsh Govern­ment in­di­cated a -0.2% de­crease in fund­ing for RCT for the next fi­nan­cial year. The con­sul­ta­tion be­gan on Novem­ber 6 and lasts un­til De­cem­ber 18.

Coun­cil­lor Mau­reen Web­ber, deputy leader of the coun­cil, said: “The con­sul­ta­tion re­sponses pro­vide valu­able feed­back, which is then con­sid­ered by cab­i­net when set­ting the bud­get.

“I would urge res­i­dents to take part in the con­sul­ta­tion to en­sure their voices are heard on the is­sues that are im­por­tant to them.”

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