Your views wanted on council’s priorities

Lincolnshire County Council.
Lincolnshire County Council.

What services really matter to you? Lincolnshire County Council wants to know.

The authority needs to make a further £90 million of annual savings and it wants your thoughts on the best way forward.

In light of further reductions in its Government funding and rising demand for services, the authority needs to save the extra money annually by 2019.

Combined with the £150 million of savings made over the last few years, that means the council’s budget (excluding schools) will have been almost halved over the decade.

Coun Martin Hill, leader of the authority, said: “Public security is a particular priority for us, so we’re proposing to protect funding in areas like safeguarding children and vulnerable adults, gritting roads and highways maintenance.

“That means the savings would need to be found within the other services we provide.

“But we want to know what residents think, and the best way to find that out is to ask them.”

People can share their views by emailing finance@lincolnshire.gov.uk or writing to: Lincolnshire County Council, Resources and Community Safety Directorate, Treasury and Financial Strateg, FREEPOST RSTY-UXJB-ARHK, Newland, Lincoln, LN1 1YL.

Comments need to be in by the end of November.