Residents will now be able to have their say on Corby’s 2019/20 budget proposals that include a Council Tax freeze and an exciting Capital Programme full of investment as consultation started on Monday 3rd December.
This is the beginning of a 2 – 3 month budget setting process. Residents can view the full report that was approved by the Council’s Once Corby Policy Committee by going to www.corby.gov.uk/home/council/council-democracy/council-meetings-agendas-reports-and-minutes .
Responses will be accepted until Friday 4th January 2019 and can be submitted through the online response form at https://my.corby.gov.uk/service/Budget_Consultation
or in writing, giving your name and address and (if applicable) the organisation that you represent to:
Director of Corporate Services
Corby Borough Council
All responses will be collated and will be fed back to councillors in order for them to make their final decisions on the upcoming budget in February.
Leader of Corby Borough Council, Cllr Tom Beattie, said:
‘We continue to make good progress towards achieving our long-term vision to double the population of Corby by 2030, create new jobs, increase local prosperity, and raise the standard of public services to the very best.
‘Due to strong financial management as well as keeping one off expenditure and investments to a minimum we are in a good position to be able to invest in the Borough and our Capital Programme highlights this.
‘Of course the discussions around moving into a unitary council has brought these proposals to the forefront and we feel funds raised by Corby taxpayers should be invested back into Corby, however we are maintaining a good level of reserves to cover any risks and contribute to a unitary council transition.
‘We believe this proposed budget will have a positive impact for the public, improve service delivery, ensure value for money and reduce other costs to the council but we want our residents to have their say. We would therefore welcome your views, your responses will then inform the decision that will be made in February 2019.’