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Have your say on Phase 2 of the County Council’s budget proposals, the proposed level of Council Tax for 2018/19 and the draft Council Plan

From Northamptonshire County Council

Phase 2 of our consultation is now live. This includes consultation on the level of Council Tax we propose to set for 2018/19 and more savings and income generation proposals (adding up to a value of £24.7m) on how we will manage next year’s budget. It also includes the draft Council Plan 2018-19 to 2019-20, which sets out our vision for how we will deliver services and be financially sustainable.
Your feedback on this consultation is really important to us, and all consultation feedback from both phases will be analysed and considered, and will help Councillors make a final decision on the Budget at the Full Council meeting on 22nd February 2018.  This meeting is held in public and anyone wishing to speak at the meeting must contact Customer Services on T: 0300 126 1000.
The consultation on Phase 2 of the budget proposals covered by this survey will start on 20th December 2017 and end on 30th January 2018. 
How to give your views
We want to hear your views about our proposals. Please read the related documents to gain a better understanding of the budget proposals before you comment on them. The Phase 2 Budget Proposals are listed on theDraft Budget webpage, and Equality Impact Assessments (EqIAs) have been prepared for those budget proposals that may have an impact on service users and/or the wider community.
Please visit our web site for all of the different ways you can give your feedback to these proposals, including our online questionnaire and details of our public events.
This consultation closes on 30th January 2018.

Trading Standards Budget

The County Council have started consulting on a number of budget proposals for the 2018-19 financial year. This includes a proposal to reduce the Trading Standards budget by £600,000. The current Trading Standards net budget is £1,400,000 and the proposal amounts to a 43% reduction in the Service.

You can comment online here:

There is also an e-petition here:

A post on behalf of the Happy at Home project

The Happy At Home project is going from strength to strength and are looking for more volunteers in the South Northants area (especially Towcester and Yardley Gobion) to help local elderly people within the community to feel less isolated in their own homes.
Whether it be visiting them for a cup of tea and a chat, going for a walk, help with some shopping or helping out with the many activities we hold such as ‘High Teas’, hand pampering sessions, events within local residential homes, we would really love to hear from you.
If you would like to help and get involved and can offer as little as an hour a week then please contact us: Sharon 07841874915 or Nicola 07932086457

Thank you so much and we look forward to hearing from you.