Fifers to have their say on budget cuts

Cllr Alex Rowley
Cllr Alex Rowley

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.