18th December 2020
28th January 2021
This consultation is open ton everyone. Shropshire Council is seeking confirmation that their budget plans are appropriate in terms of the council tax rises proposed and the savings suggested.
To read the full details of what Shropshire Council are seeking and to read detail of where their revenue comes from and goes to click this link: https://www.shropshire.gov.uk/get-involved/budget-consultation-2021-2022/
Note, in the link Shropshire Council write “We are obliged to provide certain statutory services; these include adults and children’s safeguarding and social care, waste collection and disposal, and home to school transport for children aged 5-16. Whilst we aim to deliver these services as efficiently as possible, we must fund any increase in demand. Together these services make up almost 80% of our net revenue budget”.
This note above is relevant to many Shropshire Disability Network members so it is important if you have any concerns, you raise them with Shropshire Council. You can take part in this consultation by clicking on this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/budget-consultation-2021 which includes the question “Do you agree with the Council’s plans to increase council tax by 4.99% which generates an extra £8.181m for the Council in 2021/22 to reduce the £58.1m funding gap?”
If you don’t want to use the online submission option above, you can give us your views by email or letter by Thursday 28 January 2021:
Email: email@example.com or
Write to: Budget Consultation, Feedback and Insight team 1L32, Shropshire Council, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire SY2 6ND
Your views will form part of a report which will be considered by full council when they discuss and agree on the final budget on Thursday 25 February 2021.