Help shape council budget

PEOPLE in Salisbury are being invited to help shape the council’s budget for the upcoming financial year at an interactive roadshow.

The roadshows are being held across Wiltshire in the next few weeks and everyone who attends will be asked where they would make savings and where they would invest if they had control of the council’s budget.

Council leader Jane Scott said: “We want as many people as possible to visit the roadshows and tell us what they think. We need to find out what our tax payers want us to prioritise in the future.

“The roadshows, which all take place on market days, are an example of how we work with local people to make sure that we allocate council funding and resources to reflect their views and feedback.”

People who attend will also be asked their views on what the council has done well and where it could do better following its first four years as a unitary authority.

The Salisbury roadshow will be Tuesday, January 22 from 11am to 1pm outside the Guildhall, and a roadshow in Amesbury will be on January 30 in Salisbury Street, next to Nationwide and Martins. Cabinet members and council staff will be on hand to answer any questions.

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7:20pm Thu 17 Jan 13

fimacw says...

I would urge anyone interested in democracy to get along to one of these roadshows if they can - with the elections coming up in May this is a great opportunity to meet those who spend our money and act on our behalf. If you have something to say then make sure your voice is heard by those who make the decisions.
I would urge anyone interested in democracy to get along to one of these roadshows if they can - with the elections coming up in May this is a great opportunity to meet those who spend our money and act on our behalf. If you have something to say then make sure your voice is heard by those who make the decisions. fimacw
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9:47pm Thu 17 Jan 13

rantone says...

The last similar 'talk' on this topic had members of the public placing coloured balls into baskets marked with the type of £spend one would seek. Now nearly four years into the first term of a Unitary Council I just wish that policies were made for the whole county when passed. Examples: the Poppy Collection restricted to two days in Salisbury - but not other towns. The parking policy which remains different to other areas - including the work schedule of the traffic ambassadors. There has been some success - the completion of the Bourne Hill offices being one. Also supporting and retaining subsidies to the bus fares / times of using and the routes. Just hope they can agree on what was said or not said on the Old Manor site. This could be the next great social minded development project for the new council - hope so!
The last similar 'talk' on this topic had members of the public placing coloured balls into baskets marked with the type of £spend one would seek. Now nearly four years into the first term of a Unitary Council I just wish that policies were made for the whole county when passed. Examples: the Poppy Collection restricted to two days in Salisbury - but not other towns. The parking policy which remains different to other areas - including the work schedule of the traffic ambassadors. There has been some success - the completion of the Bourne Hill offices being one. Also supporting and retaining subsidies to the bus fares / times of using and the routes. Just hope they can agree on what was said or not said on the Old Manor site. This could be the next great social minded development project for the new council - hope so! rantone
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10:59pm Thu 17 Jan 13

karlmarx says...

Not a bad idea at all. This is your chance to have your say and get your views across. I shall be there to have my say and chip in a few ideas.
Not a bad idea at all. This is your chance to have your say and get your views across. I shall be there to have my say and chip in a few ideas. karlmarx
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