People can have their say about Northamptonshire County Council’s budget proposals at a number of events in the area starting from today.
Last month the cash-strapped local authority announced they`d need to find nearly 12 million pounds in savings.
Buses, children’s services and trading could all be hit and as many as 28 libraries could face closure.
The events will take place between 4pm and 7.30pm at the following places:
Thursday, November 16 – Riverside Resource Centre, Islington Road, Towcester
Wednesday, November 22 – Carnegie Room, Northampton Central Library, Abington Street, Northampton
Tuesday, November 28 – Oxford Street Resource Centre, 38 Oxford Street, Wellingborough
Thursday, November 30 – Patrick Road Resource Centre, Patrick Road, Corby.
A number of events will also take place for the phase-two budget proposals which are scheduled to be unveiled in early December.
These will take place in the following locations:
•Daventry District Area – Date and venue to be announced
•East Northamptonshire District Area – Date and venue to be announced
•Kettering Borough Area – Date and venue to be announced
•Northampton – Date and venue to be announced
As well as the public events, there are a variety of other ways for local people and organisations to have their say about the proposals during the council’s consultation period.
Other ways to have your say include:
•Visiting the Draft Budget and Council Plan Consultation webpage and completing the online survey www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/draftbudget
•Writing to Draft Budget and Council Plan Consultation, Northamptonshire County Council, One Angel Square, Angel Street, Northampton, NN1 1ED.
•Using social media: Tweeting @mycountycouncil or posting comments on the county council Facebook page
•Signing or submitting a petition or e-petition
Customer and user groups will also be able to hold their own discussions – the information pack and group feedback form is also available on the Phase 1 Budget Proposals webpage.