Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Council Leader Welcomes Views On Budget Priorities

Cllr Tim Bick

Cambridge City Council Leader, Tim Bick has welcomed the results of a residents’ consultation which will play an important part in the council’s spending and saving priorities for the coming year.

Fifty residents took part in a series of in-depth focus groups scrutinising council services and discussing challenges facing the city.

The results will be used by councillors in making decisions on how to set the council’s budget for 2013/14.

Cllr Bick said: “This thoughtful report provides a welcome backdrop to our budget deliberations. The council's on-going emphasis on basic universal services, support for the vulnerable and getting the big things right for the future of the city are all strongly reflected in views from the focus groups.

“It is good to see a high level of awareness of the dilemmas the council faces in a time of tight resources. And it’s re-assuring that people's minds are working rather like ours on some of the implications.

"There are some interesting challenges, which I am sure will get picked up in our debates. Personally, I was pleased to see the impetus that this gives to the council's focus on root causes that underlie anti-social behaviour and the push for better cycling provision - which is a priority we share with the county council."

The full budget consultation report can be found here: http://www.cambridge.gov.uk/ccm/content/consultations/residents-surveys.en