The first of a number of public consultations on Northamptonshire County Council`s spending plans for the coming year`s taking place today.
The local authority`s facing having to make some tough decisions as it tries to save more than 24 and a half million pounds.
Among the proposals- council tax could go up by nearly five per cent and a number of libraries could close.
The public consultations are at the following places;
Thursday 4th January, 4pm to 7.30pm – Daventry Library, North Street
Saturday 6th January, 1pm to 4.30pm – Northampton Central Library, Abington Street
Tuesday 9th January, 4pm to 7.30pm – Drovers Hall, London Road, Kettering
Wednesday 10th January, 4pm to 7.30pm – Ashgrove Day Centre, Foskett Close, Rushden
People can also take part in the consultation in the following ways:
Completing the online survey at www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/draftbudget
Writing to Draft Budget And Council Plan Consultation, Northamptonshire County Council, One Angel Square, Northampton, NN1 1ED
Using social media: Tweeting @mycountycouncil or posting comments on the county council Facebook page www.facebook.com/mycountycouncil
Signing or submitting a petition or e-petition
Customer and user groups will also be able to hold their own discussions by using the information available on the draft budget and council plan consultation webpage and sending back the feedback form
There will also be a series of public events taking place where people can speak to members and officers from the county council and take part in the consultation.
The consultation will end on 30th January 2018.