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Cheshire West and Chester Council is currently developing the Council Plan which sets out our vision and priorities for the next four years. At the same time, we are also developing our budget plans for the next four years to ensure we can fund our priorities.
Central government cuts are expected to lead to a £47 million gap that the authority has to bridge over this period - a 17 per cent cut to the Council's net budget.
This means difficult decisions will need to be made about our priorities and what we do differently.
We want to encourage the public can have their say on our plans and spending priorities before we finalise the Council Plan.
A consultation is taking place from October 2015 to early January 2016 during which time you can take part in the consultation and tell us about your priorities and the things that are important to you.
How you can get involved
There are lots of ways you can get involved:
See our full 'Let's Talk' booklet (PDF, 8.6MB), which provides more in-depth information about our plans and proposals
Complete our full questionnaire, where you can say more about each priority and proposal
Request a printed copy of the booklet and questionnaire by email or phone
Try our interactive budget simulator - have a go at setting a virtual budget and submit it to us
Take part via our social media activities, including our 'question a day' week from 16 to 20 November
Write to us at: Let's Talk, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Council Offices, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE
Call us on 0300 123 8 123 and ask to speak about 'Let's Talk'
Council staff will be coming along to events and other activities in your local area to listen to your views. We will also be attending existing public meetings, talking to local businesses, engaging with other agencies and holding focus groups with residents.
The closing date for comments is Wednesday 6 January 2016.
Your views are really important in helping shape future local services. We will consider all the feedback we receive and the results will be published in February 2016.