Over the next four years, Bromley Council needs to cut another £50 million from their budget. This is in addition to the £60 million that they have already made in savings during the last few years. In order to ensure they tackle the right priorities and can still meet the needs of the local community, the council is asking residents to complete an online survey.
The Leader of Bromley Council, Cllr Stephen Carr, has written an open letter to all residents asking for their views on how the savings can be absorbed. Over the last few years, residents’ views have been integral in helping the council to make difficult decisions over where savings should be made. The Council must make these savings whilst continuing to meet their statutory responsibilities and developing services for those who are most in need where demand is highest.
The online survey can be found on the Bromley Council website and will remain open until December 6th. The council is also holding an open public meeting on Thursday November 26th from 11:00am to 12:30pm at Bromley Civic Centre.
Residents can also share their views by emailing the council leader at firstname.lastname@example.org, talking to your resident association’s representative, or speaking with your local councillor.
The council will report back in January 2016 via the Executive in advance of the new council tax rate being recommended in February to the Full Council.
How do you think the council could make some of these savings? Which areas should have their budgets protected?
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