Have your say on council budget – but be quick!

Councillor John Armour has encouraged people to take part in the consultation.
Councillor John Armour has encouraged people to take part in the consultation.

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You have until Monday at noon to have your say on what you would like to see in the Argyll and Bute Council budget for the next financial year.

Once responses have been collected and further debate has taken place among councillors, the budget is due to be finalised at a meeting of the full council on Thursday, February 27.

But the final decisions depend on the allocation of Scottish Government funding, which might be delayed by the result of yesterday’s (Thursday) General Election.

Councillor David Kinniburgh has encouraged residents to make their views heard before the deadline.

He said: ‘Over a number of years the council has conducted a consultation to gather public opinion on the services which are priorities for them, and this has been vital in shaping the way the council delivers the many services it provides.

‘While some of the services provided are statutory, the need to make savings increases on the non-statutory services, and as with other years, this year’s consultation document provides you with the opportunity to give your opinion on some of the savings being considered.

‘This year’s consultation only has a few days to run so if you wish to submit your views you can do so until Monday December 16.’

At Tuesday’s Campbeltown Community Council meeting, Councillor John Armour also urged people to make their voices heard by completing the survey which can be found on the council’s website as well in some council offices including the Burnet Building.

Further debate among councillors on the budget is expected at the policy and resources committee’s meeting on Tuesday December 17, delayed by five days because of the election.