Spending

Have your say on priority spending at West Lindsey

Each year the Council asks local people what they would like to see the budget focus on.

This year, the survey questions ask whether three specific areas should be a priority.

More enforcement – should advice focus on issues such as dog fouling,

The budget consultation is underway

litter, street parking enforcement?

Do you think it is important for the council to provide and improve leisure and cultural services such as Market Rasen Leisure Center and Trinity Arts

Help with the increase in the cost of living.

Council leader Councilor Owen Bierley said those involved in the

consultation can directly shape the final budget for next year.

He said: “Each year, the Council must agree on a balanced budget, which means that our income must match our expenditure. We are reaching out to residents and businesses to understand the small changes we can make that could make a big difference to the neighborhood. The Board’s budget position is a significant challenge and we want to ensure that we position funds in the best possible place to achieve positive results for the District.

“We know that nationwide people are grappling with the cost of living crisis and that local people want us to provide more recreation services while taking a tougher approach to enforcement. This consultation therefore provides you with an opportunity to review and comment on the Council’s approach to staying on budget and your views on Council Tax changes. »

The Council is seeking to establish its budget for 2023 to 2024 and has launched the

consulting this week. Surveys are available online for people to understand the current financial situation and share their priorities.

Emma Foy, Director of Corporate Services and (S151) to the Council, said:

“Councillors are keenly aware of the pressures caused by the rising cost of living and over the next few months we will be hosting a cost of living summit to work with residents, businesses, schools and community groups. .

Council officers will be present on a number of market days throughout the district to discuss the consultation.

The consultation can be completed online on the Council’s website at

The consultation ends at 9:00 a.m. on October 3, 2022.