Spalding meeting for YOU to have a say on county budget

Marc Jones
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A public meeting is being held in Spalding where residents can scrutinise county council finances.

People will have the chance to question the county council’s leader and executive councilor for finance about the authority’s budget.

As well as looking at which services are compulsory and which are optional, the meeting will explain where savings have already been made and how the authority is funded.

Coun Marc Jones, executive councillor for finance, said: “We feel it’s really important to give people every opportunity to have their say on how public money is raised and spent in the county.

“It’s also important the full extent of our budget reduction and our compulsory expenditure is explained so there is a clear picture of the options.

“As well as the public meeting, people can also view our budget proposals online and give us their feedback.

“You can still take part in our survey to tell us where you think we should prioritise our spending, which will help us make these difficult decisions.”

The budget survey asking views on budget priorities can be filled in at before tomorrow (Friday).

The meeting, one of several across the county, will be held at the South Holland Centre on Wednesday, January 27, from 6pm until 8pm.