Time running out to have your say over future of spending at Portsmouth City Council

Have your say

TIME is running out to have your say on how Portsmouth City Council should plan its upcoming budget.

People are being urged to take part in a consultation, aimed at finding out residents’ priorities for spending.

The deadline for responses is Monday.

The council is facing further cuts in its grants from the government, and has already had to claw back £74.4m over the past five years.

But it needs to save at least another £31m over the three financial years from April 2016.

The £31m will have to come out of the £207m of spending under the council’s control.

Almost half of the £207m is spent on looking after vulnerable adults and children.

To have your say, search ‘budget consultation’ at portsmouth.gov.uk and complete the survey online. Call (023) 92 43 7996 to request a paper copy of the survey.

Leave comments on the council’s Facebook page or respond on Twitter by searching for @portsmouthtoday.