Res­i­dents’ views wanted for bor­ough spend­ing

The Wokingham Paper - - NEWS -

WOK­ING­HAM Bor­ough Coun­cil has launched two pub­lic con­sul­ta­tions as part of two-year process of set­ting the 2019/20 bud­get.

They fo­cus on high­ways and trans­port, and the bud­get.

Coun­cil leader Cllr Char­lotte Haitham Tay­lor said that sub­mis­sions will give them a vi­tal in­sight into res­i­dents views on their key is­sues and con­cerns such as roads, schools and so­cial care.

And she said that the ex­er­cise was vi­tal as the coun­cil will lose cen­tral gov­ern­ment fund­ing in that fi­nan­cial year. Views are wanted for a Bud­get Con­sul­ta­tion and a Trans­port and High­ways Con­sul­ta­tion.

Although they are not bind­ing, the re­sults given to the coun­cil will help it de­ter­mine its big and po­ten­tially dif­fi­cult de­ci­sions.

Cllr Haitham Tay­lor said: “This is the first time we have at­tempted to gather peo­ple’s views on such a wide range of im­por­tant is­sues and the find­ings will be in­cred­i­bly use­ful as we plan ahead.”

Sub­mis­sions will be ac­cepted un­til De­cem­ber 30.

For more de­tails visit www.wok­ing­ham.­con­sul­ta­tion/ con­sul­ta­tion-and­hav­ing-your-say/ cur­rent-con­sul­ta­tions or call 0118 974 6066.

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