Now is the time for residents, organisations and businesses to have their say on West Lancashire Borough Council’s policy options for savings, efficiencies and increases in income.
The main options on which views are sought include:
The options, totalling around £700,000, have been put forward to help the Council meet a budget gap for 2016/17 of £1.26 million. Savings totalling around £560,000 have already been identified through a range of measures including efficiencies and automation, and providing more services online.
Cllr Chris Wynn, Portfolio Holder for Finance, said:
“Over the last four years the Council has had to make savings of around 30%, and there are further financial challenges ahead. Like most councils in the country, we need to continue to reduce spending and increase income. We are keen to minimise the impact on local people and I urge local organisations and individual residents to take part in the consultation so we can take their views into account before final decisions are made.”
How to give views:
The closing date for consultation is 10 January 2016. Final decisions will be made at Council in February 2016.