Scrutiny meetings to examine budget proposals

02 January 2013

People are invited to attend scrutiny meetings taking place next week (7th to 9th January) to examine Northamptonshire County Council’s budget proposals for the coming year.

In December, the county council published its draft budget for 2013/14 and launched an eight-week public consultation to give people the opportunity to have their say on the proposals.

As part of the consultation the draft budget will be discussed by the council's budget scrutiny working group. Members of the public and community groups can attend the following meetings taking place at County Hall in Northampton:

  • Monday 7 January at 10am – this meeting will give the opportunity for the public to comment specifically on environment, development and transport proposals
  • Tuesday 8 January at 10am - this meeting will give the opportunity for the public to comment specifically on adult and children’s services proposals
  • Wednesday 9 January at 11am – this meeting will give the opportunity to comment on customers, communities and learning services proposals.

Anyone wishing to attend is asked to notify the council in advance by emailing JEdmunds@northamptonshire.gov.uk or calling 01604 366053.

There are also other ways for people to give feedback:

Councillor Joan Kirkbride, cabinet member for business intelligence, performance and democracy, said: “It is vitally important that we hear from as many people as possible during this consultation period, as we all work together to find the best solutions.”

People have until the 5th February to have their say. Visit the Draft Budget 2013-14 webpage for further information.


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