The City of Edinburgh Council has an acute budget challenge. It has published its budget proposals and is inviting feedback, views and new ideas by the 17th December. There is a wide range of proposals across all council services and areas, including some which will be of interest to parents/carers of school age pupils. You are invited to look at the proposals and engage with the consultation if you have views or ideas. You can also share the budget consultation with colleauges, family and friends.
Please note the timescale for feeding into the consultation. It is important that you do so by the deadline if you would like your feedback to be considered by the Council at the meeting on 21st January 2016.
Edinburgh’s budget challenge – have you had your say?
There are now only two weeks left to have your say about the Council’s 2016-2020 budget proposals. This is your opportunity to tell us your views and ideas about how we save £126m, increase income and deliver services.
Find out more about the budget by visiting our website and watching the recording of the budget Question Time event where a panel of senior councillors were quizzed on the budget proposals in front of a live audience. They were asked questions on a range of topics from supporting unpaid carers, introducing a tourist tax, lobbying government to increase council tax, charging cyclists, and the trams.
Have your say by 17 December using:
· ‘your city, your say’ dialogue page to tell us how you think we should deliver services differently, save money, and increase income, and rate and comment on other people’s suggestions too
· online planner to tell us how you think we should deliver services.
Your feedback will help the Council to make its final budget decisions on 21 January 2016. We will keep you posted about next steps and the findings.