Major decisions due on council budget

Dorset Echo: Major decisions due on council budget Major decisions due on council budget

COUNCILLORS will have a chance to comment on budget proposals at a meeting in the new year before any major decisions are made.

A joint meeting of Weymouth and Portland Borough Council’s Scrutiny and Policy Committee will be held on January 9.

The committee will be invited to comment on any areas relating to the budget for 2014/15 and put those comments forward to the management committee, which is responsible for producing proposals for the budget and council tax.

Councillors will be reminded that the financial picture continues to be ‘very challenging’ and that a ‘radical shift’ is necessary to meet those challenges. The partnership with West Dorset District Council is key to finding further savings and generating additional income, a report says.

It adds: “The main budget options for 2014/15 are those identified in February when setting the current year’s budget – ie parks and open spaces, festivals and events, Mayoral service and council tax increase of just under two per cent.”

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10:54am Fri 27 Dec 13

IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE says...

How can an increase in 'Mayoral service' be justified?
How can an increase in 'Mayoral service' be justified? IDONTKNOWIFITISTRRUE

12:11pm Fri 27 Dec 13

Dorset Boy says...

And the first item on the agenda is the recommendation that all Councils to be amalgamated to 1 unilateral authority. Sorry I must be dreaming of the impossible when biggest part of the Councillors serve on more than 1 authority, there by lining their pockets with more attendance and expenses claims.
And the first item on the agenda is the recommendation that all Councils to be amalgamated to 1 unilateral authority. Sorry I must be dreaming of the impossible when biggest part of the Councillors serve on more than 1 authority, there by lining their pockets with more attendance and expenses claims. Dorset Boy

4:11pm Fri 27 Dec 13

weymouthfox says...

Actually I think our ward councillor Ray Banham is doing a very good job as mayor. He is a great ambassador for Weymouth and ever enthisiastic about local issues. He's also very approachable unlike some of the stuck up councollors who are not interested in talking to local people.
Actually I think our ward councillor Ray Banham is doing a very good job as mayor. He is a great ambassador for Weymouth and ever enthisiastic about local issues. He's also very approachable unlike some of the stuck up councollors who are not interested in talking to local people. weymouthfox

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