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REDCAR & Cleveland Borough Council has launched its budget consultation exercise, following a cabinet meeting on Tuesday 6 December.

As part of setting its financial plans for the next three to five years, the council would like to gather the views of the borough’s residents on various capital investment proposals, plus their thoughts on council tax levels, adult social care precept and changes to its council tax support discount scheme.

Residents can get involved by downloading the questionnaire or by completing it online on the council’s consultation webpage at www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk/haveyoursay

The council will also be hosting four face to face consultation events in Guisborough, Eston and Redcar. More information on these can be found below:

  • Guisborough – Thursday 5 January, Sunnyfield House, at 5.30pm;
  • Eston – Tuesday 10 January, Inspire2Learn @ Eston Civic and Learning Centre, at 5.30pm;
  • Redcar – Tuesday 10 January, Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart, at 12pm;
  • Redcar – Wednesday 11 January, Redcar & Cleveland Leisure and Community Heart, at 5.30pm.

 

Residents interested in attending the consultation events can register their interest on the council’s webpage.

The council will also be consulting with partners and seeking the views of local businesses.

The consultation will end on Wednesday 11 January, and the results will be fed in to the cabinet meeting on Tuesday 24 January 2017.

Councillor Christopher Massey, cabinet member for resources at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said: “Your ideas and views on the proposed capital investment into our towns, villages and industrial estates to stimulate growth across the borough would be welcomed and we would encourage everyone to take part.

“In light of cuts to grant funding from central government, one of our proposals is to raise council tax by 1.99% as well as the social care precept by 2%, so we can maintain and provide crucial services and support the most vulnerable people in our communities. We value the feedback from our residents on important decisions such as these, so please register your interest.”