Council budget 2020/21

Dumfries and Galloway Council continues to face huge challenges with more budget cuts a reality over the next three years. Forecasts of our budget show that the Council can expect to have £49 million less to spend on services and resources. This is nearly 15% of our current budget over that period and is in addition to almost £106 million that has been cut since 2010.

The Council's agreed budget timetable required Council officers to prepare a summary of options to close the Council's funding gap for 2020/21. These options have been prepared for the 31 October 2019 for publication to be used in a stakeholder engagement programme, throughout November and December 2019.

How do I get involved?

We want you to get involved and have your say about our Council's budget next year, tell us what matters most to you and whether you agree or disagree with the Officer Budget Saving Options, you can do this in three ways;

  1. Drop in to one of the twelve Community Conversations being held across the region in November 2019
  2. Participate in our online Conversation Webcast on the evening of Monday 2 December 2019.  Register online now
  3. Submit a formal written response

Community Conversations

We're hosting twelve Community Conversations across Dumfries and Galloway during the month of November where staff and a member of our Senior Management Team will be available to provide you with information on our Council's Budget, discuss any ideas or concerns that you may have and support you to ensure that you are able to participate and have your say.

We look forward to welcoming you at;

 

LocationVenueDateTime

Stranraer

The Ryan Centre, Fairhurst Road, Stranraer, DG9 7AP

18 November 2019 

4pm-8pm

Newton Stewart

Merrick Leisure Centre, Corsbie Road, Newton Stewart, DG8 6JQ

25 November 2019

4pm-8pm

Kirkcudbright

Customer Service Centre, Daar Road Offices, Kirkcudbright, DG6 4JG

21 November 2019

4pm-8pm

Castle Douglas

Community Centre, Cotton Street, Castle Douglas, DG7 1AJ

28 November 2019


4pm-8pm

Dalbeattie

Customer Service Centre, High Street, Dalbeattie, DG5 4AD

25 November 2019


4pm-8pm

Dumfries

Tesco Extra, Cuckoo Bridge Retail Park, Glasgow Rd, Dumfries DG2 9BF

28 November 2019


4pm-8pm

Dumfries

Lochthorn Customer Service Centre, Lochthorn, Dumfries, DG1 1UF

28 November 2019


4pm-8pm

Dumfries

DG1 Leisure Centre, Hoods Loaning, Dumfries, DG1 2HT

19 November 2019


4pm-8pm

Thornhill

Customer Service Centre, Townhead Street, Thornhill, DG3 5NW

27 November 2019  


4pm-8pm

Annan

Newington Leisure Centre, Shawhill Road, Annan, DG12 6JY

21 November 2019


4pm-8pm

Moffat

Town Hall, High Street, Moffat, DG10 9HF

19 November 2019


4pm-8pm

Gretna

Richard Greenhow Centre, Central Avenue, Gretna, DG16 5AQ

18 November 2019

4pm-8pm

Online Community Conversation

We appreciate that you may not be able to attend one of the venues to engage in a Community Conversation on our Council's Budget and therefore we would like to invite you to join staff and a member of our Senior Management Team at an online Conversation Webcast.

This will take place on Monday 2 December 2019 starting at 7pm and if you would like to join the Conversation Webcast please register online now.

Formal Written Response

If you are unable to attend a Community Conversation or  if you would like to provide a more detailed response, you can submit a Formal Written Response to our Council Budget Consultation using the response form below.  Please also use the Formal Written Response Form if you would like to make a contribution on behalf of an organisation or group of people.

Please note: the Formal Written Response Form above has a character limit for responses within the text box.  Should you find that you are unable to complete your response within this character limit please email YourBudget@dumgal.gov.uk and request a Word version of the form which will remove the character limitation.

Your Formal Written Response will be published in full to Councillors and will be made available on www.dumgal.gov.uk

Feedback from citizens, customers, staff and partners will be reported to Councillors at a meeting of Dumfries and Galloway Council on 17 December 2019.  This will inform their decisions when setting their budgets in February 2020. 

Page last updated: 27/11/2019
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