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Budget consultation - have your say - Wednesday 23 November, 7pm-9pm, Professional Development Centre, Downhills Park Road, N17

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Budget consultation - have your say - Wednesday 23 November, 7pm-9pm, Professional Development Centre, Downhills Park Road, N17

Time: November 23, 2011 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Professional Development Centre, Downhills Park Road, N17
Street: Downhills Park Road, N17
City/Town: N17
Website or Map: http://www.haringey.gov.uk/in…
Phone: 07794 218566
Event Type: consultation
Organized By: Cllr Joe Goldberg, Cabinet Member for Finance
Latest Activity: Nov 7, 2011

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Budget consultation - have your say

Haringey Council’s finance chief will host a series of public meetings to give local people a say on the borough’s budget.

Cllr Joe Goldberg, Cabinet Member for Finance and Carbon Reduction, will join residents at seven meetings during November and December.

The meetings were announced as the council today launched its borough-wide budget consultation.

Cuts in government funding for services have left Haringey Council to find savings of £84million over three years.

During the 2010/11 financial year, the council reduced services to make savings of £41million and has identified proposals for all but £7million of the total needed by 2014.

Views discussed at the meetings - along with responses to the budget consultation questionnaire – will help the council decide how best to make the necessary reductions in services.

Cllr Joe Goldberg, Cabinet Member for Finance, said:

Last year’s spending review saw local government budgets hit harder than any other sector of government.

We remain committed to protecting frontline services by making more cuts from back office functions such as IT, finance and communications.

But it’s simply not possible to maintain the same breadth and depth of services on such reduced funding. Where frontline services are being hit, we want to be sure we are not hurting the most vulnerable in our communities, and that there are viable alternatives for people.

We want to know what residents think about the budget. We’ll take views on board as we make vital decisions about future services, and I hope that many residents will take the time to share their ideas.

The budget consultation gives residents a chance to let the council know:

  • Their main budget concerns and priorities
  • Ideas for improving services
  • Ideas for saving money and reducing waste
  • How changes to the council’s situation might affect spending priorities
  • Views on council tax

Responses to the consultation will be fed into reports to the council’s cabinet and full council budget meetings in February 2012.

Meetings will be held as follows:

  • Wednesday 23 November, 7pm-9pm, Professional Development Centre, Downhills Park Road, N17
  • Thursday 24 November, 7pm-9pm, Highgate Primary School, Storey Road, N6
  • Friday 25 November, 3.30pm-5.30pm. Northumberland Park Resource Centre, 177 Park Lane, N17
  • Monday 28 November, 7pm-9pm, Stroud Green Primary School, Woodstock Road, N4
  • Tuesday 29 November, 7pm-9pm, Tottenham Green Leisure Centre, Philip Lane, N15
  • Monday 5 December, 7pm-9pm, St Mary’s CE Primary School, Rectory Gardens, N8
  • Tuesday 6 December, 7.30pm-9.30pm, Fortismere School, Tetherdown, N10

Questionnaires are available online, on request by email to haveyoursay@haringey.gov.uk, from local libraries or by writing to:
Budget Consultation
Communication and Consultation Service
Haringey Council
8th Floor River Park House
London N22 8HQ

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