Gloucestershire County Council budget consultation launched

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RESIDENTS are being given their say on how Gloucestershire County Council spends its budget in the next financial year.

As part of its financial planning, the authority has launched an online consultation to allow residents to say what they would like its spending priorities to be in the next year.

The consultation is part of the council’s efforts to save £114m by 2014 as a result of the government’s spending cuts.

GCC cabinet member for finance and change Cllr Ray Theodoulou (Con, East Cotswolds) said the council was on course to achieve its savings target but needed to make sure plans remained on track.

“The initial stage of the budget consultation will be about finding out if the priorities we set last year are still important to Gloucestershire people,” he added.

The second phase of the consultation will be held either at the end of this year or in early 2013 after the council is told how much funding it will be receiving from the government.

The survey is open until December 17 at gloucestershire.gov.uk/budget2013

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