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Have your say on budget cuts at Kent County Council

Kent County Council needs to make cuts of more than a hundred million pounds so it's asking residents which services they want to keep.

It's part of an ongoing consultation to make savings next year.

Residents have just over a week to have their say on the plans.

Kent County Council needs to save more than £100m Credit: ITV Meridian

"So far we have identified further savings of £75 million for the next financial year and that is on top of savings of more than half a billion pounds over the last six years.

"It is really important to us that as many people as possible take part in our budget consultation and let us know what their priorities are when it comes to how we spend our limited finances.

"The government has placed an enormous challenge on us by imposing some of the biggest cuts compared to other parts of the public sector.

"We have done a lot of forward planning and facing the challenge early on we believe we are in a better position than most - but we would like to hear from you on whether you agree with our priorities.

"The decisions we make will affect everyone in Kent. That's why we want to engage with as many residents as possible."

– Cabinet Member for Finance and Procurement John Simmonds