Time running out to have your say on council spending

Wooden cubes reading 2024 atop stacks of pennies.

There’s less than a week left to tell us how you think we should spend our budget in 2024 and 2025.

The online 2024/25 budget consultation is a chance to give your opinion on how £2 billion can benefit the county. This amount covers everything from essential services to infrastructure.

We have a track record for strong financial management. In fact, £235 million has been saved in budgets over the past five years.

But local authorities across the country are facing financial pressures. This is largely from high inflation, rising interest rates and the cost-of-living situation.

Residents and businesses can share their thoughts so we can invest where it matters most. Tell us what concerns you, the big issues on your mind and where you think we should focus resources.