BROMLEY MUST SAVE ANOTHER £50 MILLION
Bromley council leader Cllr Stephen Carr is asking residents to take part in an online survey to tell senior councillors their views as decisions are made on the council’s budget for 2016-17 and beyond.
With £50 million to save over the next four years in addition to the substantial savings of £60 million the council had to make in the past few years, Cllr Carr said: “Your views have helped us make difficult choices over the past years and as your elected councillors it is vital that again we hear from you as we shape the future of our council.”
In an open letter to residents, Councillor Carr explained: “As we make decisions for 2016-17 and beyond, we want to know what you think about how we continue to deliver our ‘Building a Better Bromley’ priorities against a background of reduced resources.
“Reduced resources that we must direct towards those in genuine need, especially as demands on services for the elderly, our looked after children and those with special needs continue to grow. We must also ensure we fulfil our statutory responsibilities.”
As well as the online survey, there will be an open public meeting which residents are invited to attend as follows:
11am -12.30pm, Thursday, 26 November – Bromley Civic Centre BR1 3UH
The online survey closes on December 6 and can be found at www.bromley.gov.uk/budgetviews where residents can also find background material such as the leader’s letter and financial information.
Other ways residents can give their views is talking to representatives of their residents’ association who have been invited to attend a round-table discussion; emailing the leader of the council at email@example.com and talking to their ward councillor. (Source: Bromley council press release)