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Budget consultation

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.

Public meetings

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.

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.

 Date Time Location
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

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