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Have your say on council savings

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Residents in Carlisle are being given the chance to have their say on how the city council can save millions of pounds.

Carlisle City Council’s Executive Committee has launched its consultation on next year’s city council draft budget.

The authority needs to make savings of £3,475,000 between 2016/17 and 2018/2019.

Council bosses say they have successfully achieved/identified over £7million in savings since 2010/11 and now have a solid financial base in order to set our 2017/18 budget.

“Continued pressures on local government finances, caused by the reduction in funding from central government, mean all councils face difficult decisions about where savings can be made and how to allocate scarce resources.

"We will do what we can to protect front line services and at the same time, invest in the future of Carlisle, focusing on the health and wellbeing of our communities and promoting economic growth across the district.”

– Cllr Colin Glover, Carlisle City Council Leader

Comments will be considered as part of the ongoing budget process and assessed by the executive at their next meeting (Wednesday, 18 January).

The final budget proposals will be discussed at full council on Tuesday, 7 February 2017.

A copy of the draft Executive budget is available to view at the Civic Centre’s Customer Contact Centre and is also available online by clicking here:

Carlisle City Council Budget Consultation

Any comments can be emailed to communications@carlisle.gov.uk or in writing to: The Chief Executive, Carlisle City Council, Civic Centre, Carlisle, CA3 8QG by 9am on Monday, 16 January 2017.