residents to have their say on balancing council's budget
County Council is to ask residents in Burnham-On-Sea to try their
hand at balancing its budget.
council's will be holding a special roadshow event in Burnham
on Friday, August 29th when residents will be invited to give
their views on the increasing demand for council services at a
time of significant reductions in funding.
event will be held in Burnham's Morrisons car park in Pier
Street from 8.30am-3pm.
of Somerset County Council, Councillor John Osman, said: "This
is a great opportunity for residents to give us their views and
priorities as we face up to the challenges of the future."
calculate that we will need to make around £30m of savings
for the next financial year if we are to balance our budget. Its
difficult for the council to be everything to everyone in these
tough financial times."
am committed to making this a council that seeks peoples
views and listens to them when making some of the difficult decisions
that we face. Wherever possible we want to reflect what our residents
can have a go at balancing the Councils budget on a giant
set of scales, with weights representing income on one side and
service budgets on the other. There will also be a short questionnaire
for people to answer. The same questionnaire will also soon be
available online at www.somerset.gov.uk/listening
from the Council will also be on hand to answer questions and
fun activities will be available to keep children entertained.
council ran its 'Listening, Learning, Changing Roadshow' for the
first time last year and more than 5,000 people came along to
share their views.