West Berkshire Council Budget Consultations

West Berkshire Council has begun a consultation on proposals affecting some frontline services as it prepares to set its budget for 2018/19.

Some of the savings they are seeking to make will impact on services delivered in communities across the district, with proposals which include:

  • Introducing a charge for garden waste collections. The annual subscription would be around £50 per household – which works out at less than £2 per collection.
  • Reducing funding for Citizens Advice West Berkshire from £120,000 to £40,000 in 2018/19.
  • Stopping sending planning application notices directly to nearby properties to save around £17,500 a year. Orange site notices will continue to be clearly displayed in the vicinity of all planning application sites.

Full details can be found here: http://info.westberks.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=34917

The public consultation on the proposals is open until Wednesday 10th January and WBC are asking people to consider how they might be affected and suggest how the impact of these proposals could be reduced.

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