Have your say on Cornwall Council's budget for next year and beyond
You may be aware of the significant budget challenges that Cornwall Council, along with most other Councils across the country, is trying to manage.
By 2018 we will have to make savings totalling £196 million
With such a huge challenge, of having to save nearly £200 million, we face the unenviable task of having to decide where and how to reduce our services or increase income and to do this we need to hear from our partners, businesses and communities about which services they believe should be a priority.
We want as many people as possible to be involved in our budget discussions. We will be meeting with partners and local groups and organisations to hear their views and we want to hear your views as well.
We will be holding public meetings during October in each of our community network areas. The meetings will provide everyone with an opportunity to hear about our budget challenges and discuss their needs and priorities.
Cornwall Council has already made savings of £170 million
Since 2010 the Council has made savings of £170 million, partially through becoming a Unitary Authority - merging seven councils into one.
Last year the Council asked partners and the public where they thought the Council could make savings and what people told us was shared with Cabinet to help inform their budget setting for 2014/15.
Calendar of public events
Our partner event will be webcast live, with live chat for people to be involved online, on 30 September from 6.30pm.
Please come along to one of our Community Network Panel meetings, during October, to hear about and discuss our budget challenges.
Be aware the venues listed below may change.
Please check the details again before attending any of the events.
|Wednesday 1 October||6pm||
The Guildhall, Launceston Town Hall, Western Road, Launceston PL15 7AR
|Thursday 2 October||7pm||Town Hall, Wadebridge Town Council, The Platt, Wadebridge PL27 7AQ
|Monday 6 October||7pm||Council Chamber, Callington Town Council, The Town Hall, New Road, Callington PL17 7BD
|Tuesday 7 October||6.30pm||Torpoint Town Council Office
1-3 Buller Road, Torpoint PL11 2LD
|Wednesday 8 October||7pm||Penzance One Stop Shop
St Clare, Penzance, TR18 3QW
|Thursday 9 October||7pm||St Austell One Stop Shop
39 Penwinnick Road, St Austell, PL25 5DR
|Monday 13 October||7pm||Falcon Hotel
Breakwater Road, Bude EX23 8SD
|Tuesday 14 October||6.30pm||Newquay Sports Centre
Tretherras Road, Yeoman Way
Newquay TR7 2SL
|Wednesday 15 October||7pm||Pool Innovation Centre
Trevenson Rd, Pool, Redruth TR15 3PL
|Thursday 16 October||6.30pm||Perranzabuloe Parish Rooms
Chyanhale, Ponsmere Valley, Perranporth
|Monday 20 October||7pm||Alexander Hall, St Blazey
Middleway, St. Blazey PL24 2JH
|Tuesday 21 October||4pm||Falmouth Town Council Office
Municipal Buildings, The Moor
Falmouth TR11 2RT
|Tuesday 21 October||7pm||County Hall
Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY
|Wednesday 22 October||3pm||Saltash Town Council Offices, The Guildhall, 12 Lower Fore St, Saltash, Cornwall PL12 6JX
|Wednesday 22 October||7pm||Bodmin Town Council Shire Suite
Mount Folly Square, Bodmin, Cornwall PL31 2DQ
|Thursday 23 October||6.30pm||Echo Centre, Barras Place, Liskeard PL14 6AY
|Monday 27 October||7pm||Sir James Smiths School
Dark Lane, Camelford PL32 9UJ
|Tuesday 28 October||6pm||Andrew Hall, Church Street, Helston TR13 8NJ
|Wednesday 29 October||6pm||St Uny School, St Ives
Polmenor Drive, Carbis Bay, St Ives TR26 2SQ