Cornwall Council budget engagement 2014
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 2018/19 we will have to make savings totalling £196 million
With such a huge challenge, 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.
Thank you to everyone who has given us their comments on the Council's budget proposals. The budget consultation is now closed.
The feedback from our budget engagement has been analysed and summarised for Cabinet to help inform their final recommendation to full Council on 25 November 2014.
The Council's budget engagement and Council's Business Plan and Budget recommendation
Cabinet budget papers - see item 7: Business Plan and Budget 2015/16 - 2018/19
Appendix 4: Budget engagement summary and Cabinet response
Budget engagement overview
Budget proposals feedback
Information about the budget setting process
We have not taken this work lightly and we wanted as many people as possible to be involved in our budget discussions. We held public meetings during October in each of our community network areas. The meetings provided everyone with an opportunity to hear about our budget challenges and discuss their needs and priorities. We met with partners and local groups and organisations to hear their views as well.
Visual difficulties: People with visual difficulties can view our word versions of the budget summary.
Easy Read: We have produced an Easy Read budget information leaflet for people with learning disabilities.
Webcast: You can watch our partner budget engagement event, which was webcast live with live chat, by watching the webcast archive
Online conversation: Thank you to everyone who took part in our online budget conversation with Alex Folkes, Cornwall Council Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources. The live chat has now closed but you can read the comments made during the conversation and Alex's responses in the window below, by clicking replay. There are also some short videos about our budget engagement, the numbers of councillors, devolving our services, Cornwall Council reserves, Newquay Cornwall Airport and sharing our offices.
View the Council's budget presentation
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.
Thank you to everyone who has given us their comments. The budget feedback summary will be available soon.