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1. Consultation overview
Every year Thanet District Council has to
decide how to allocate Council Tax to fund a number of council
services and to make improvements to the service it provides.
As part of this process, each year, residents
are given an opportunity to help shape council spending and to
identify what they believe should be a priority for the council for
the next year by taking part in the budget consultation.
2. Background information
The Council has seen cuts in government funding of approximately
28% over the last two years and further cuts are anticipated over
the next few years.
The Council has already budgeted to make
savings of £1.5m in 2012/13 from a review of staffing levels;
sharing services such as revenues and benefits, ICT and customer
services with other local authorities; and from efficiency
Further savings are now required to balance
the budget for the forthcoming year (2013-14) and the
following three financial years.
Further information on the budget -
supplied at the time of the consultation.
3. When was the consultation carried out?
29 October – 7 December 2012.
4. Who was consulting?
Thanet District Council
5. Who was consulted?
This consultation was open to all residents across Thanet.
6. How was the consultation carried out?
Hard copy and online surveys were available to complete.
Surveys were available to
complete online, on request from the Communications team or by
collection from the council offices, Thanet’s Gateway Plus and
libraries across Thanet.
7. How was the consultation promoted?
8. What was the response?
688 surveys were completed and returned by the closing date.
9. What were the results?
Top priority services identified in the survey
Street cleansing - 70.6%
Waste and recycling – 70.3%
Community Safety services - 57.3%
Beaches - 55.8%
10. What happens next
Feedback from the survey has been shared with the key managers
and Councillors responsible for setting the council's budget.
Specific suggestions or comments have also been passed on to the
relevant service managers.
Tel: 01843 577120
Financial services - Statement of Accounts
Putting you in the budget - consultation
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