Vale of Glamorgan residents asked to help set spending priorities


British-Pound-Sterling-CoinsPublished 16 December 


Following last week’s Welsh Government budget announcement the Vale of Glamorgan Council has launched a public consultation on its spending priorities for the next four years. 

In the wake of a further 2% cut to its funding the Vale of Glamorgan Council estimates it will have to save at least £18m over the next two years. This is in addition to the £36m that has been cut from its budget since 2010.

To help address this issue the Council has devised a new Corporate Plan which sets out how it intends to work to deliver services across the Vale of Glamorgan while also making the significant savings required.  It is now asking residents to share their views on the objectives set out in this plan. The outcome of the consultation will help inform which areas of the authority’s work will be prioritised in the future. 

Cllr Neil Moore, Leader of the Council, said: “Despite the huge cuts to our budget the Vale of Glamorgan Council was this year ranked as the top performing local authority in Wales. We have an excellent track record of delivering quality services efficiently and this means we are very confident that not only can we overcome the financial challenges ahead of us but that we can continue to deliver good quality essential services to residents, businesses and visitors.” 

Vale of Glamorgan residents can find out more information about the consultation on the Council’s corporate plan and budget online at Residents can have their say by completing an online survey or by sharing their views in writing or by telephone. The consultation will close on 20 January 2016.