Have your say on bud­get plans

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

TIME is run­ning out for res­i­dents to com­ment on Hilling­don Coun­cil’s bud­get for 2015/16.

Hilling­don is look­ing to find sav­ings of £15 mil­lion but has an­nounced plans to freeze coun­cil tax for a sev­enth year run­ning.

It says plans to bal­ance the bud­get will not in­volve a re­duc­tion in front­line ser­vices and that sav­ings will be made through im­proved busi­ness pro­cesses and pro­cure­ment.

A draft bud­get was ap­proved by the coun­cil’s cabi­net at a meet­ing in De­cem­ber and res­i­dents can make com­ments be­fore the fi­nal bud­get is set at the full coun­cil meet­ing due to be held on Fe­bru­ary 26.

Hilling­don leader Ray Pud­di­foot said: “Although there are tough times ahead, thanks to our sound fi­nan­cial

bet­ter man­age­ment we are in full con­trol of the bud­get sit­u­a­tion.

“While other lo­cal au­thor­i­ties are mak­ing cuts to ser­vices, our bud­get protects front line ser­vices that our res­i­dents value and pro­vides fur­ther in­vest­ment in lo­cal ser­vices and puts res­i­dents first.”

For more in­for­ma­tion and to com­ment, visit the web­site www.hilling­don. gov.uk/ar­ti­cle/29379.

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