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Copeland Council ask public opinion on budget cuts

A consultation is being held until the 17th of December. Photo: ITV Border

Residents in west Cumbria are being asked how they think their council can make budget cuts.

Copeland Borough Council needs to save half a million pounds in the next financial year.

West Cumbrians are also being asked for their views on services the Council are in charge of, including garden waste collection.

A consultation is being held until the 17th of December.

The Mayor of Copeland said:

We are working incredibly hard to maintain services amidst ever decreasing budgets. It’s worth reminding people that we only keep around 11 per cent of the council tax you pay, which is an average of £3.89 per week, for all the services we provide.

“For the fourth consecutive budget, we are not proposing any cuts to frontline services. But the reality is that we do have to save a further half-a-million-pounds and are looking at ways that this could be achieved.

“We want to hear our residents’ views on how we spend their money, and I’d urge everyone to respond to our consultation.”

– MIKE STARKIE, MAYOR OF COPELAND

Residents can have their say on the Copland Council website.