Results from the main budget consultation carried out between November 16th 2021 and January 10th 2022 have now been published.
Around 700 responses were received during the budget consultation, resulting in the following suggested changes to the savings proposals:
- Reducing the Children's Centre saving and retaining four centres rather than the three originally proposed
- Increasing the number of Play and Youth Services staff that will be retained
- Withdrawing the proposal to charge for toilets at Greyhound Street
The consultation involved over 300 participants at 17 engagement events (in-person and on-line) and included young people, service users, voluntary and community sector organisations and faith groups, businesses, statutory and non-statutory partner organisations, council staff and networks and Trade Unions.
The full report can be found HERE.
A press release summarising the main findings can be found HERE.
A number of service specific consultations are currently taking place around some of the proposals in the main consultation. Including consultation on the proposed parking permit charges and the proposals for children's centres and the citywide Early Help offer.
For more information on these visit the main engage hub page HERE
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