Redbridge Council is asking for the Voluntary and Community Sector’s views on what services matter most to them and potential ways to make vital savings in the next financial year.
The Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr Kam Rai, will be hosting an online meeting on Tuesday, 26th January at 9.30am to hear your views on the Council’s budget for 2021/22.
Like more than 300 councils across the UK, Redbridge Council has faced years of government funding cuts. As a result, they have always had to make difficult decisions to protect key services that local people value the most.
In 2021/22 alone, Redbridge Council has had to consider how to close a predicted budget gap of £25.193m through savings, efficiencies, and reprioritisation of investment decisions. They want to hear your views on the decisions they need to take and decide where other savings can be made. This predicted gap results from inadequate funding to meet the growing needs of Redbridge residents and the on-going legacy of COVID-19 on the council's budgets.
Despite these challenges, Redbridge remains one of the most cost-effective councils in the country, delivering high quality, good value services.
Please come along to this online engagement event to have your say.