Posted by: Laura Hammond
Tue 4th October 2022
Derbyshire County Council is inviting residents to have their say on its budget and on the services it delivers.
The authority has launched its annual Your Council Your Voice survey – the response to which will be used to help inform decisions about how the budget is spent in the next financial year.
It will ask how residents to say which services they think should be prioritised when it comes to spending the budget.
The survey will also ask participants to give suggestions on where money could be saved or for raising additional revenue.
It will also ask how satisfied residents are with services delivered by Derbyshire County Council, including libraries, support for older adults and child protection.
Councillor Barry Lewis, leader of Derbyshire County Council, said: “We are doing all we can to continue to offer high quality services to benefit those who need them, while continuing to push forward with plans that will support households and businesses and invest in vital areas.
“However, this is with a backdrop of increases in prices that means that the previously identified need to make savings of over £40m in the medium term to balance the books is likely to be revised upwards significantly.
“As an enterprising council we will continue to explore and put in to practice different ways of saving money and generating income while protecting and delivering local services that meet the needs of our residents.”
The survey is taking place online but paper copies are available on request. Face-to-face and online focus groups will also be set up as part of the survey.
Those who complete the survey will be entered into a draw to win £100 worth of gift vouchers.
To request a paper copy, ring Call Derbyshire on 01629 533190.
You can complete the survey online here.
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