Stockport residents have until 10th November to give their views on a number of proposed changes by Stockport Council in the light of the need to reduce costs.
The Cabinet has set out an outline for Stockport Council budget savings including proposals of £4.15m in service reforms in next year’s budget. However, the Council faces an overall £18m reduction in funding for 2018/2019.
A reduction is proposed in areas such as the Apprenticeships Store and its associated services, Children’s Centres, free school transport, and Information, Advice and Guidance.
Residents can find further information about the proposals and have their say by visiting www.stockport.gov.uk/haveyoursay.
Councillor Alex Ganotis, Leader of Stockport Council, said:
“In order to protect the front line services, we are proposing reductions in a few services to enable the delivery of a balanced budget, which is a legal requirement. We would like to encourage residents to get involved and have their say on these proposed changes. We are committed to working with residents to ensure we do what is right for our borough. Taking seriously feedback on our proposals is a key part of this.”
Free internet access is available in local libraries, as well as standpoint machines. Paper copies of the consultation are available on request and at Children’s Centres.
Learn more about the Cabinet budget proposals.