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Have your say on the Council’s savings - VCS equalities consultation event
Bristol City Council is preparing for its most challenging budget gap ever following cuts in Government funding. They will need to save a total of £90.6 million over the next three financial years. The latest total for cuts is based on thorough financial planning and takes into account further anticipated cuts in Government grants, along with other pressures on the Council’s budget such as an increasing demand on services from a growing population.
A full set of proposals has now been released for a six week public consultation in November, detailing how, where and when savings are to be made. Nothing will be decided until the budget is approved.
Voscur and Bristol City Council is hosting an all-day consultation event for equalities stakeholders on Wednesday 11th December 2013, at M-Shed.
This is your opportunity to ask questions and give your views about the potential impacts of Council's budget proposals on equalities groups. Your views will be recorded and consultation findings will be presented to the Cabinet before the final budget decisions are made.
The Mayor George Ferguson will also give an overview of his budget proposals and take questions at four public meetings. To find out the dates and locations and book your free place, visit www.bristol.gov.uk/budgetmeetings
For up-to-date news and information on the budget consultation, visit our dedicated analysis page.