Residents will have the chance to air their views about how Stoke-on-Trent City Council should save money over the coming year with a week of consultations across the city.
Questions have been created to allow residents to help the city council set its spending priorities. With the extremely difficult budget position the council is facing in the next few years, and the 25% cut to our budget demanded by central government it’s vital that the council do things differently. The consultation started on Monday (July 12) and continues until August 13.
Councillor Mohammed Pervez, Leader of the council said:
“I want to experience for myself what people are saying during this consultation. I personally want to make sure people are getting the opportunity to tell us how we should spend the council’s budget, what we can cut in our services to make these savings.
“We’re going to lots of busy public places with the consultation including shops, leisure centres, churches and places of work, as well as places where people access our services like Stoke Local Centre where we are today. We need to know what people think is most important to them before we make any key decisions, getting out and about the city will help us do this. I want to assure people that this is not a tick box exercise.”
For anyone who unable to attend the consultation events should receive a copy inside the latest edition of the council magazine being delivered at the minute, or they can go on-line at www.stoke.gov.uk/letstalk or telephone us for a copy on 01782 235104.