Edinburgh Council’s 2019/20 budget – more consultation

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

Thanks to everyone who gave us feedback at the end of last year on developing a four-year plan to meet the changing demands of our city and its services and completed our budget planner. You can read the feedback here.

Since then we have done further work on how we can continue to deliver services, while balancing our budgets for next year and beyond. However, we need to save more money in 2019/20 than we had originally anticipated and so want to hear from your Community Council and people in your area again.

No decisions have been taken yet and councillors will consider these proposals at the Council’s budget meeting on 21 February.

Please complete our online survey by Monday 11 February and share this link widely.

Ross A Murray  | Governance Officer | Strategy & Communications Division | Chief Executive | City of Edinburgh Council | Business Centre 2.1  |  4 East Market Street, Edinburgh | Tel  0131 469 3870 | email Ross.murray@edinburgh.gov.uk

Planning for change, delivering services: 2019 – 2023

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council. NB this is an Edinburgh Council exercise, but LHNCC is happy to disseminate information that will affect its citizens.)

Edinburgh Council is asking for feedback on its initial ideas for meeting the continuing pressures on Council services and budgets.

Since 2012 Edinburgh Council has saved £240 million, but it expects it will need to save at least £106 million more between now and 2022/23.

No decisions have been taken yet and feedback will shape the long-term plans as well as the more detailed proposals for balancing the budget in February for 2019/20.

Please complete the online survey or try your hand at prioritising services and balancing our budgets by 7 December. You can also read Edinburgh Council’s ideas Planning for change and delivering services and fill in a print survey which will be available in libraries and Council offices from 15 October.

Please share this information far and wide.

Thank you.

Ross A Murray  | Governance Officer | Strategy & Insight Division | Chief Executive | City of Edinburgh Council | Business Centre 2.1  |  4 East Market Street, Edinburgh | Tel  0131 469 3870 | email Ross.murray@edinburgh.gov.uk