Fifers to have their say on budget cuts

Cllr Alex Rowley

Cllr Alex Rowley

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Have your say

RESIDENTS are being asked to help shape what budget cuts Fife Council makes in its bid to save £66 million over the next three years.

Councillors are considering draft savings and investment proposals which would mean £11 million of savings this year and have now published those online to give people a chance to have their say.

Over the next six weeks, Fifers will be able share their views on Twitter and Facebook and voice their opinion at www.fifedirect.org.uk/budget, at local area meetings, directly with their local councillor or by filling in leaflets available at all local offices and libraries.

Council leader Alex Rowley explained: “We are taking a new approach to budgeting that involves real consultation on real proposals and a process that is open and transparent.

“It’s vital that we continue to invest in priority services, but that means we’ll have to save money in other areas – there are tough choices to be made.”

Local information meetings will be scheduled to take place in December.