residents urged: 'Have your say on how council tax is spent'
in Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge have this week been encouraged
to have their say on how Council Tax is spent locally.
District Council receives approximately 9p from every pound paid
in council tax while the other 91p is split between Somerset County
Council, the Police and Fire services and Parish/Town councils.
district council has this week launched its yearly budget consultation
to review its services and ensure that every penny is spent wisely.
has been carrying out an annual budget consultation exercise for
several years in order to ensure the views of the public are considered
when making decisions regarding budgets and priorities,"
saia council spokeswoman Claire Faun.
has been successful with Budget Consultation in previous years,
but is looking to sustain that success and improve further in
order to give as large and wide a group as possible the opportunity
to participate and have their say. The budget consultation exercise
is carried out by SDC staff."
budget consultation exercise involves 5,000 questionnaires being
sent out to a random sample of Sedgemoor residents. The questionnaire
is also available online here.
consultation period will run from now until October 25th 2013.
For further information or to request a questionnaire call 0845