Residents are being reminded to have their say about how the council should use its budget over the next four years.
Cheshire West and Chester Council has launched a major public consultation titled Let’s Talk, which runs until Wednesday, January 6, to gather views on its plan and budget proposals for 2016-2020.
There are only a few weeks left to get involved and give your views on how services are delivered in future, in the face of significant budget reductions.
Reductions in central Government funding mean that the authority must bridge a £47m financial gap over the next four years, a 17% cut to its net budget.
People are being asked for their views on a range of cost reduction options which could potentially save £35m.
Suggestions are also being invited as to how the council could further raise its income or reduce its spending to find the remaining £12m.
Leader of Cheshire West and Chester Council, Samantha Dixon, said: “As a council we appreciate that the run-up to Christmas can be a busy time for everyone, but please do make time to give us your views as this is an important consultation that affects every resident of the borough and will really shape the future of West Cheshire.”
There are a number of ways people can get involved. Visit www.cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk/letstalk for full details and to complete an online questionnaire, or pick up a paper copy at any Cheshire West and Chester library, Brio leisure centre or any council office.
Final proposals will be considered at the council’s annual budget setting meeting in February.