B&NES Council is holding a series of webinars in which residents will be able to put their questions to the council’s leader, Councillor Dine Romero, deputy leader, Councillor Richard Samuel, chief executive Will Godfrey and director of finance Andy Rothery.
The council’s predicted income for 2021/22 is reported to fall approximately £20m short of its budget requirement. It therefore proposes to draw £10m from reserves and make £9.2m of savings across services. In order to deliver a balanced budget, the council will need to:
- deliver savings to enable it to live within its means whilst continuing to provide frontline services that support residents such as Adult Social Care.
- increase Council Tax to fund both inflationary pressures and increases in service demand and to ensure a fixed income stream.
- think and invest in services differently ensuring capital investment addresses council priorities.
Questions to the panel can be submitted by email in advance or by using the Q&A feature during the live discussion.
To register in advance for the webinars, click on the date: