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Two days left to take part in Wrexham Council’s Difficult Decisions consultation – 3000 of you have so far!

Time is running out for you to have your say on Wrexham Council’s proposals to make cuts / savings of £13 million pounds over the next two years.

Residents across Wrexham have until Thursday 30th November to take part and let Wrexham Council know whether they agree or disagree with the proposals put forward.

Since 2008 Wrexham Council have made £52 million of cuts, however over the next two years it is looking to make further savings of £13 million.

During the consultation participants will have the chance to ‘Strongly agree, strongly disagree, neither agree or disagree, disagree and strongly disagree’ on 13 different council areas. There is also the chance to comment on each of the proposals at the bottom of the page.

Over 3000 people have taken part so far – a local record in terms of responses to a budget consultation. Such proposals featured in the document, include:

– Withdrawing Wrexham Council’s funding for school music services: It is estimated this could generate savings of approximately £300,000 in 2019/20.
– Introduction of a £30 yearly charge for the collection of additional green waste bins: It is estimated this could generate additional income of approximately £15,000 in 2018/19
– Revoke free parking for blue badge holders in council car parks: It is estimated this could generate additional income of approximately £25,000 in 2018/19
– Review of library services
– Scrapping PCSO funding: It is estimated this could generate savings of approximately £140,000 in 2018/19 and a further £140,000 in 2019/20.

During October’s Executive Board During it was noted by deputy council leader that ‘nothing is off the table’ in terms of ideas for the council to consider, so any of your own suggestions can be added at the end of the consultation.

Social media comments on Facebook and Twitter do not count as giving a formal response – so if there is something (or several things) in the consultation that you strongly agree or disagree with, make sure you let Wrexham Council know your opinions by filling out the document!

There are a number of ways you can let Wrexham Council know what you think of the proposals:

– Please complete the survey – either online or in paper version to say what extent you agree with the proposals Wrexham Council are making.
– There will be more detailed consultations conducted with service users for some of these proposals – which will also contribute to the decision making process.
– You could also write to ‘Tell Us What You Think’. 3rd Floor Annex. The Guildhall. Wrexham. LL11 1AY
– Or email telluswhatyouthink@wrexham.gov.uk (please mark your correspondence ‘Difficult Decisions’)

The responses submitted will help the decision making process for the new budget in January / February 2018.

A document outlining Wrexham Council’s proposals can be found here. You can fill in the online consultation here and you have until November 30th to do so!

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