Last chance to have your say on our budget for 2022/23

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Have you had your say on our 2021 budget engagement survey yet? There’s less than a week to go before the engagement ends and we want to hear from everyone.

What is the budget engagement?

Each year we ask those who live and work in Kirklees to take part in our budget engagement so that they can feed into the council’s decision-making ahead of deciding our budget for the new year.

The budget engagement survey introduces our aims and ambitions for the borough. It talks about some of the work we’re already doing and projects that are in the pipeline.

Have your say on our budget engagement for 2021. The survey closes at midnight on Monday 13 December 2021.

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How are my views fed back?

There is the option to say how much you agree with our plans and aims, as well as a free text box for you to explain your answers or mention anything we might have missed.

We are also asking residents to feed into our short-term recovery plan, which focuses on how we are bringing essential services back to full capacity.

This is your chance to have your say and help us make where we live, work, and play even better.

Councillor Shabir Pandor, Leader of Kirklees Council said:

As we focus not just on recovery, but on the future of our great places, we want to bring everyone with us. We’ve already worked to create a plan that leaves no one behind, but to really do that, we need to hear directly from residents. Residents need to be at the heart of plan, process, and delivery if we really want to succeed. So please, let us know what you think.

Something we have taken from the difficulties we’ve all faced during the pandemic, is that in the urgency of responding to a crisis, everyone worked together. I personally feel like part of a much bigger conversation now, and I don’t want that to end, I want to bring more residents in. Together we can make our places better.

Councillor Paul Davies, Cabinet Member for Corporate said:

“We recently agreed on our council plan for the next year, and it’s a plan we believe will improve outcomes for everyone. But we need to check in with those that live and work in Kirklees to make sure our aims are matching theirs and that we’re investing in the areas important to them.

I would encourage everyone to take part in this engagement. It’s an opportunity to have a say on your place, to give your ideas. But more than that, it’s an opportunity for the council to listen to residents and for us all to be on the same page.

What if I can’t complete the survey online?

If residents don’t have access to the internet, they are encouraged to visit their local library who will support them to access the survey using one of the free library computers.