Birmingham City Council today launched its 2016+ budget consultation, setting out its financial plans for 2016/17 – 2019/20.
As well as setting the budget for 2016/17 in March, the Council is preparing a plan to ensure that it maintains a balanced budget in the future. This plan takes account of the announcements that the Government has already made about the money available to local councils like Birmingham. However, the Government will be making some further announcements about the financial settlement in the next few weeks. Everyone expects that this settlement will again be a challenging one, leaving the Council having to make further spending cuts of over £250m over the next four years.
The consultation is an opportunity for everyone in the city – residents, businesses, community groups and voluntary organisations – to have their say about the budget plans.
Residents of Shard End Ward are invited to the next of our regular public meetings, which is being held at Timberley Academy, tomorrow evening (16 November), starting at 7pm.
The meetings are another chance to find out about the work your local Councillors have been doing over the past weeks and for residents to have their say about the issues that matter most to our community.
I’m looking forward to seeing you there!
Road safety is something that matters to everyone. The Council is currently consulting on its Road Safety Strategy, which sets out proposals for how we can continue to make Birmingham’s streets safer for pedestrians, cyclists and motorists alike.
There’s still time for you to have your say on the plans, as the consultation runs until 6 November. Click here to view the strategy and share your views!