CIRENCESTER Town Council is giving local residents the chance to have their say about where money should allocated before the 2019 budget is set.

The Council is consulting on its proposed budget for 2019 and the amount of council tax needed to support local services and projects.

They are seeking comments via a questionnaire from local residents, businesses, visitors or young people at school, college or university.

Proposed expenditure, which includes staff costs and salaries, between April 2019 to March 2020

is £177,000 on Corporate Services (this is £5,000 less than in 2018/19), £137,250 on Office Services eg admin support (£1,000 more than in 2018/19), and a £4,000 increase on Estate Services including grass cutting to £435,700.

The Council is also proposing reducing spending on Community Services by £30,900 to £166,000. This would include spending available for Ozone Youth, Play Rangers, CCTV, grant aid and Christmas Lights.

The Council is also holding two events this month at Bingham House, 1 Dyer Street, Cirencester:

Thursday, January 17, between 4-5.30pm - budget consultation and workshop event when you can participate and engage on budget proposals.

Tuesday, January 22, between 6-7pm - a drop-in event when you can meet your local councillors and officers to discuss the budget or any local matters you wish to raise.

At 7pm on January 22 the Town Council will meet formally to consider and approve the budget and council tax for 2019/20.

To complete the questionnaire and see the budget proposals in full visit visit

For a paper copy of the survey, please contact the Local Information Centre at Bingham House, 1 Dyer Street, Cirencester.