RESIDENTS are being asked their views on Stratford District Council’s proposed budget.
The budget for 2024/25. which includes continued support for the cost-of-living crisis, help for rural communities, and support to address the climate emergency, would see an increase for the average Band D householder of 42p a month.
SDC’s Cabinet approved the budget proposals for public consultation at a meeting earlier this month.
And residents are now being invited to complete a survey to give their views and suggestions.
The budget consultation is live at https://online1.snapsurveys.com/sdcbudget2024 until Tuesday February 6.
Drop-in information sessions for residents with any questions will take place at Elizabeth House in Church Street on Tuesday January 30 from 2.30pm to 4.30pm and Friday February 2 from 10am to 12noon,
Businesses are also being asked for their views.
An invitation has been sent out to local businesses to attend the Business Forum/Non-Domestic Ratepayers’ Consultative Panel on Wednesday January 31 at 6pm at SDC’s headquarters.
The meeting will be chaired by SDC’s leader Coun Susan Juned and members of the Cabinet and other councillors will also be there.
The meeting is largely informal. It will include a presentation of SDC’s spending plans for the coming year and will also provide the opportunity for a discussion of any matter relevant to SDC’s services.
Any business that has not received an invitation but would like to attend the meeting should contact Tina Brain at SDC on 01789 260802 or email [email protected]
Following the consultation with residents, businesses and SDC’s overview and scrutiny committee, the findings will be considered by the Cabinet on Monday February 12 before being presented to the Full Council meeting on February 26 for final ratification.