Cheshire East Council has now launched its Pre-Budget Consultation for 2021 to 2025.
Like every other local authority, Cheshire East is dealing with unprecedented financial pressures due to increasing demand, particularly in adult and children’s social care and in it’s statutory duties to protect the most vulnerable. The impact of COVID-19 only adds to the existing uncertainty around the funding of vital local services that the Council must both manage and seek to secure. The Council must also plan for and support the recovery of our economy, our communities and our local public services.
The Council is inviting the opinions and views from residents, businesses, councillors, staff, town and parish councils, local community groups and other stakeholders. The feedback received will be used to inform the budget setting process.
This budget engagement outlines the priorities, how the Council are investing to achieve them and how things must change to live within means over the next few years.
To have your say and take part in the budget consultation, please go to: https://www.cheshireeast.gov.uk/council_and_democracy/council_information/consultations/budget-engagement-2021.aspx
The consultation runs until 8 January 2021 and findings will be considered before the final budget is agreed by full council on 17 February 2021.