Rother District Council – have your say about the council’s spending plans – Brightling, East Sussex – village website

In a recent announcement Rother District Council say:

The ongoing difficult financial climate continues to put council budgets under severe pressure.

Inflation, increases in the cost of providing local services such as waste and housing, coupled with over a decade of reductions in central Government funding means that we now face a £3.8 million budget shortfall for 2024/25.

Councils in England face a funding gap of over £4 billion over the next two years and you can read more about the Local Government Associations ‘Save local services’ campaign.

How you can help – give your views

How do you think the council should manage this budget challenge? You can give your views during our budget consultation from Tuesday 7 November until Sunday 17 December. You can do that online or by post (just email or phone for a paper questionnaire to be posted to your address).

We’ll collate all the views we receive and report them to our main council meetings early next year. All views given will help us to decide on the best way forward – so your help will be greatly appreciated.

View the full post on the Rother District Council website, where you can respond to the consultation to give your views.