Thursday, December 06, 2012

Budget Consultation

If you remember, Albert Bore stunned the media a few weeks back stating that this government was engineering the end of local government as we have come to know it.

We're currently consulting on next year's budget and we need your views.

The Tory and Liberal Democrat government are forcing us to make £110 million of cuts to our services this year. Unlike previous years, it won't be officers pushed out to justify political decisions - the Labour Cabinet will be at these meetings to hear your views and explain the choices ahead.

The next few years will be difficult, to put it mildly. The cuts that we can see coming down the line from the government will slice almost half of the money that we can actually choose how it is spent. That has to impact our services and all we can do is try to minimise the impact on those most in need.

Travel details:

Erdington Baptist Church - Wood End Road, Erdington, B24 8AD
Rail: Erdington Station                                  Bus: 11, 25, 88, 167, 168, 638, 966, 966a

South Yardley Library - Yardley Rd, B25 8LT
Rail: Acocks Green Station                           Bus: 11, 58, 59, 59A, 60, 900, 957

Friends Meeting House, Cotteridge - 23a Watford Rd, B30
Rail: Kings Norton Station                            Bus: 11, 18, 45, 47, 48, 49, 84, 145, 146

Committee Rooms 3 and 4 - The Council House, Victoria Square, B1 1BB
All rail and bus routes into the city 

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