money

Time is running out for Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge residents to have their say on how Sedgemoor District Council should spend its proportion of Council Tax.

The council’s annual consultation period runs until October 18th, 2019.

“SDC gets approximately 9 pence in the £ from each pound paid in council tax – the other 91p is split between Somerset County Council, the Police, Fire and Rescue services and Parish/Town councils,” said spokeswoman Claire Faun.

“The Council continues to work within a very tight budget and will be reviewing its services to make sure that every penny is spent wisely.”

“The budget cycle in Sedgemoor starts this autumn, with the final decisions on budgets are taken in mid-February 2019.”

The questionnaire is available to complete online at the following web address:   www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/budgetconsultation.

She added: “Sedgemoor 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.”

“Sedgemoor 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 and involves 10,000 questionnaires being sent out to a random sample of Sedgemoor residents.”

For further information or to request a paper questionnaire please call 0300 303 7800.