Council budget forum set for Llanelli on Monday
12:00pm Friday 18th October 2013 in News
CARMARTHENSHIRE County Council starts the process of deciding how it will balance its budget for next year with a meeting for all councillors on Monday at Y Ffwrnes, Llanelli.
At the meeting, councillors will have first sight of around 60 options for making savings towards a target of up to £30million for the next three years.
The council has also invited some representatives from local media and businesses to give an outsiders opinion on the options before them.
Council leader, Cllr Kevin Madge, said: “Monday’s event is probably one of the most important events I will have taken part in during my 30 years as a councillor.
“This event is just the start of a three-month process for determining our budget for next year which will include an extensive public consultation.
“We will be holding a series of local events for the public and they will also be able to give their views by post, email or via a consultation section on the council website which will be launched in a few weeks time.
“We will also be seeking the views of representative groups such as the Citizens Panel, the 50+ Forum, Youth Forum and Carmarthenshire Disability Coalition.
“We will be urging as many people as possible to give us their views as this is a critical time for local government and the decisions we make now will have a long lasting effect for many years to come.”
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