Budget Challenge 2014 - Consultation now open
The public consultation to help Bedford Borough Council achieve
over £17million of savings by 2017 is now underway.
View the proposals and respond
to the consultation online
The Council is legally required to produce a balanced budget
every year, a challenge which is becoming increasingly difficult in
the face of the unprecedented and continuing cuts in government
The latest proposals identify £17million in savings by 2017 and
are part of the Council’s drive to identify more than £37million of
savings by 2019.
Bedford Borough Council is, once again, one of the first local
authorities in the country to publish its proposals for bridging
the significant funding gap it faces while seeking to protect
frontline services. The consultation runs until the end of
September and provides local residents the opportunity to consider
the proposals made by the Council and respond.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said: “The proposals are
now open to public consultation and, as we have done in previous
years, we are focusing on targeting bureaucracy and back office
costs in order to protect frontline services.
“We are being open and transparent about the size of the
challenge we face and setting out our proposals as early as
“We want to work with residents throughout, and I would
encourage everyone to look at the proposals and enable us to work
together in meeting this challenge.”
The consultation closes at 5pm on Monday 30th September.
You can find out more about the proposals and respond to the
consultation in the following ways:
(Red Tape Challenge) www.bedford.gov.uk/rtc
By post: CONSULTING BEDFORD
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By phone: 01234 228435
In person: At any Bedford Borough library, the
Customer Service Centre on Horne Lane or Borough Hall reception