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Waveney public services consultation

14:21 24 December 2012

Lowestoft Town Hall, High street, Lowestoft.  Picture: Nick Butcher

Lowestoft Town Hall, High street, Lowestoft. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Householders and businesses in Waveney are being asked for their views on the future of public services as the district council faces up to a £1.25m cut in government funding over the next two years.

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Waveney District Council says that “through hard work and careful planning” it will be able to deliver a balanced budget next year. However, it will face a 1.8pc reduction in funding for the 12 months starting in April, and this will be followed by a 5.8pc reduction in 2014-15 – a cut of more than £900,000 in that year alone.

Following the announcement of the financial settlement earlier this month, Waveney District Council is asking people for their opinions on the way it supports communities and businesses in the difficult economic climate.

The consultation was launched on Christmas Eve and will be available on the Waveney website via a link from the homepage – www.waveney.gov.uk – and it will last for six weeks, closing on Friday, January 31.

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3 comments

  • Easy answer. send every council tax payer a list of all the places that the money is spent. Let them grade them from 1 to 100 and cut the spending on however many they need at the bottom of the list. i bet the residents list would be totally different from the actual places where cuts are made

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    DaveG

    Tuesday, December 25, 2012

  • So, as I understand this, we elect and pay councillors. They in turn employ and pay officers. now they ask the public to do the job they are all paid for. Have I got it right?

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    Anthony Gower

    Monday, December 24, 2012

  • They could make a start by dumping all their grandiose plans (not put to the vote by the despised electorate) for new offices and all the other flummery beloved of local government and Tory councils in particular, whilst enjoying cutting budgets to hurt those least able to endure.

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    T Doff

    Monday, December 24, 2012

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