Public wanted for help in budget talks

Halifax Town Hall
Halifax Town Hall

Calderdale Council is seeking the public’s views on budget spending at three open meetings.

Following on from Ambition Calderdale – an online forum where local residents could air the opinions on the council’s spending plans through social media and the council website - the public can now have their say in person.

There will be three meetings held in the new year where locals can give their opinion on how the budget is best spent, which council services are important to them, which need to be maintained and also suggest innovative new initiatives that could be developed.

Full details of the budget will be published on their website in mid January.

Calderdale Council’s Leader, Coun Tim Swift, said: “We want to continue the conversation with residents about the Council’s spending and the Council’s priorities. These meetings are the next opportunity for people to give their views and for the Council to receive very useful feedback.

“I would like to encourage people to take time out to attend if they can and play a greater part in our decision making, offer comments and join in the Ambition for Calderdale debate.

“We will be discussing how, despite budget restrictions, we can continue to support those who need it most.”