Have your say on the county’s budget

Photo Ian Robinson'County Hall at Night
Photo Ian Robinson'County Hall at Night
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Have your say

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet has been presented with a series of options that could help deliver £176 million in savings by April, 2018.

And Cabinet members are inviting people’s views on the options as they consider what to include in their budget proposals which will be published early next year.

David Borrow, deputy leader of the council, said: “Cuts imposed by central government and rising demand for many essential services mean that we have to find an unprecedented level of savings.

“By April, 2018 we have to reduce the council’s budget by £315 million.

“It is clear we have to take radical action to achieve those savings. However, it is also clear we will have to deliver some services in a different way and stop providing some services altogether.

“We are responsible for supporting the most vulnerable people in the county and will do all we can to ensure they are protected. We are also committed to spending fairly, according to need. But in order to develop our formal budget proposals we really need the people of Lancashire to tell us what is important to them.”

A public consultation on the proposals will run until December 15th.