Budget 2018 - have your say
Haringey residents, businesses and local organisations are invited to have their say about the council’s draft 2018/19 budget proposals, which are now open for consultation.
Funding cuts by central government have seen a real terms reduction of 40 percent in council funding since 2010. More than £160million has already been saved, and a further £15million will need to be found in 2018/19.
Cllr Jason Arthur, Haringey Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance, said:
“While the government has slashed our budget, demand for services has continued to rise. We have to make some really difficult decisions as we look to balance our budget while still giving local people access to the services they most rely on.
“I’m proud that, despite the huge challenges we face, we’ve been able to make a positive impact on the lives of so many people in Haringey through exceptional education; investment in jobs, businesses and innovation; support for people to live more independent lives in their local communities, and focusing on delivering the new homes and jobs that local people want and need.
“Next year’s budget proposals include further measures to support local people, including a freeze on the core portion of council tax so that we can help ease the burden on families on low incomes.”
You can take part in the budget consultation by completing the online survey, picking up a paper questionnaire from your local library after the Christmas holidays or coming along to one of our budget engagement sessions in January:
- Hornsey Library: Thursday 4 January 2018, 4.30-6.30pm
- Marcus Garvey Customer Service Centre: Tuesday 9 January 2018, 4.30-6.30pm
- Wood Green Library: Thursday 11 January 2018, 4.30-6.30pm
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