Public invited to council budget talks

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Have your say

SHEFFIELD Council is inviting the public to get involved in the city’s budget planning at a series of events this month.

Council Leader Julie Dore wrote to every household in the city asking people to give their views on where the money should be prioritised in the face of budget reductions of £57m next year and up to £170m by 2015/2016.

Now the consultation continues with a series of meetings at the Town Hall, and will cover a range of topics including the voluntary sector, waste management and older people’s services.

Coun Dore said: “We’re facing the toughest times in probably a generation. Sheffielders are known for their pragmatic approach to dealing with difficult problems and I would invite them to come and find out more about proposals we have for managing the city’s budget next year.”

Details of the meetings, which run from next Friday until the end of the month, can be found by clicking on the “Our Budget: Have Your Say” link at www.sheffield.gov.uk