Published: Tue 23 July, 2019
*Shared on behalf on Leicestershire County Council*
Over 3,000 people have had their say on Leicestershire County Council’s future plans and priorities – and there’s plenty of time to join the debate.
Despite saving £200m since 2010, rising demand for services pushing up costs and uncertainty over Government funding mean Leicestershire County Council still faces a significant financial challenge.
The council needs to save another £75m over the next four years and is running a three-month consultation asking residents, businesses and partner organisations for their views on the significant financial challenge.
The 12-week exercise runs until 8 September and includes:
• a questionnaire - sent to households in a special edition of residents’ newsletter Leicestershire Matters in June
• an online, interactive tool enabling people to explore the council’s budget in more detail
• residents focus groups
• workshops with parish councils, NHS bodies, the police, businesses and other stakeholders
• workshops with council staff and managers
• stands at events across the county