Our Community Challenge and Budget Consultation
We are asking you to consider what you can do to help make a difference to your community, and at the same time, what you think we should spend money on during 2016/17.
In recent years, we have talked to thousands of local people about how the council is changing and what the priorities are. We’re continuing this conversation through the ‘Community Challenge’ and this year’s budget consultation.
The new Community Challenge asks you to share with us what you will do to help make a difference. There are 12 things to choose from. These range from simple things, such as picking up litter on the street – to things that require a bit more time and dedication, such as applying to become a school governor.
Cllr Graham Turner, our cabinet member for resources said:
What’s important to me is that we are talking to people about what matters to them. Which is why the challenge will also run alongside this year’s budget consultation. This will ask a series of questions about services, and what local people think is important.
Both the Community Challenge and budget consultation are available as online surveys. We will also be carrying out discussions with a number of local groups.’
In the coming months as local councillors we are going to have to make more and more difficult decisions about services and budgets. Certainly these will be the most difficult we have ever had to make, and I think it is right that we keep talking and listening to people about what matters to them so that we can make the best decisions for Kirklees residents .”
Visit www.kirkleestalk.org to take part in the surveys. The results of the surveys will be reported to full council in January 2016.