Portsmouth City Council is facing cuts to the money the city gets from the government. The city council’s administration is planning to make £24m of budget savings over the three years from April 2017.
At the same time, an ageing and growing population is increasing demand for social care services, which is pushing costs up.
Portsmouth Labour has called on the Leader of the Council to lobby central government to protect vital central funding to provide services in the city – in what is known as the ‘revenue support grant’.
The council is currently asking residents and local groups to have their say on forthcoming budget proposals.
To contribute to the consultation you can complete the survey online, or phone 023 9243 7996 to request a paper copy by post.
Cllr Stephen Morgan said:
“I am very concerned about the prospect of further cuts to essential local services in Portsmouth.
The Labour Group will be keeping a very close eye on what is proposed, will try to fight these and find ways to protect services we all depend on.
It is hugely important for residents, local groups and businesses to have their say on what the administration is proposing for the budget next year.
Please make sure you complete the survey”.
The budget consultation closes on 31 October 2016.