Five days left to offer budget views

By on 04/01/2012 in Budget Views, News

Less than five full days remain for people to have their say on Birmingham City Council's budget proposals for 2012/13, with the consultation period due to close on January 8.

Back in October the council launched its most extensive public consultation ever after unveiling ways to potentially make £65million of new savings, which are needed to help reduce the national deficit in the next financial year.

Each comment received will be considered by council cabinet members before any final decisions are taken on the proposals - and any feasible alternatives that the public submit will be examined in detail also.

Anyone wishing to still have their say can do so in the following ways:

1. By email:
Simply email to: budget_views@birmingham.gov.uk

2. By text message:
Start a new message with the word 'Budget' followed by a space (if you miss this word your message will be lost), add your comment and then send to: 07786 200 403. Please note you will not get a receipt for this message. Messages sent via this service will cost your usual network rate per message and are anonymous unless you put your name in the message.

3. By post:
Budget Views, Room B119, Council House, Victoria Square, Birmingham, B1 1BB

Click here to take part in the online survey.

The consultation paper is available to download here.

You can also tweet us, using the hashtag #brumbudget12

ENDS

For more information contact Kris Kowalewski on 0121 303 3621

Notes to editors

1.    No decisions have been taken on the council's expenditure in the 2012/13 financial year. Following the public consultation which closes on January 8, it is proposed the budget for next year will be put before Cabinet on February 13 and then Full Council for final ratification on February 28.

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