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Last chance to have our say on Preston City Council budget plans

Posted on - 10th March, 2014 - 9:30am | Author - | Posted in - News, Politics, Preston Council

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Preston City Council revealed that cuts to its budget will mean a hike in council tax bills for Prestonians.

The budget proposals for the next 3 years went before all councillors at a full meeting of the council last week. However, the budget is still out for consultation.

The council is still asking the views and comments on what is proposed. Be quick though. The deadline is 12 March.

You can also take part in the budget consultation online. Alternatively you can comment on the budget proposal by emailing [email protected] or by writing to the the council.

Budget saving ideas include slashing funding of street cleaning, the citizen zone outreach project and cutting five PCSOs.

A decision was taken by Lancashire County Council to increase its portion of council tax by 1.99 per cent, just shy of the 2 per cent increase that would trigger a local referendum on the issue and central government intervention.

The full budget is available on the council website.

You can also read Councillor Martyn Rawlinson’s opinion on the budget here.

Have you expressed your opinion to the council about the budget? Let us know in the comments below.

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