Residents reminded of ways to have their say on budget proposals

Published: Monday, 13th January 2020

Residents are being reminded of a number of ways that they can have a say on Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s budget proposals for the next financial year.

The authority has launched a 45-day consultation on proposals that aim to bring long-term sustainability to council services, invest in social care to protect vulnerable residents and invest in housing and infrastructure to grow the city.

The proposals would see £9.2m saved during 2020-21, with a council tax rise of 3.99 per cent and a proposed 78 job losses. The proposals would also see £336m in capital investment with ambitious plans to support housing growth, and a record £139.8m spent on adult and children’s services over the next 12 months.

Residents, businesses and communities across the city can have their say at a drop-in consultation event at the Civic Centre, Glebe Street, Stoke, ST4 1HH between 3-7pm on Tuesday 14 January, by emailing budget2020@stoke.gov.uk, or via a digital question and answer session in conjunction with StokeonTrentLive on Thursday 23 January, with more details to be confirmed on this. The full budget proposals including the opportunity to submit feedback online.

Have your say and find out more

The budget consultation runs until Sunday 19 February. The budget will be put before full council for final approval on 27 February.

For all media enquiries please contact the Communications Department at Stoke-on-Trent City Council on 01782 232671 (journalists only)