Published Tuesday, 20th November 2018
Over the next year the county council needs to save £85m which means they need to make changes to some services.They have launched a series of consultations and want your views by 4 January 2019.
As many residents will know, Surrey County Council is facing huge financial pressures. The number of residents needing its support – whether it is for learning disabilities or elderly care – is rising. But its core government grant has been cut by more than £200m since 2010.
It has worked hard to find more than half a billion pounds of savings in areas that have the least impact on residents, but the challenge is getting harder. For instance, Surrey already has more than 93,000 residents aged over 65 who can’t manage a domestic task on their own and this will rise by 36 per cent by 2030.
Over the next year the county council needs to save a further £85m which means they will have to make changes to some services.
They have launched a series of consultations and want your views by 4 January 2019 to help shape those services for the future.
Changes to five service areas
They are consulting on changes to services in five areas:
- children’s centres
- concessionary bus fares
- special educational needs and disability (SEND)
- libraries and cultural services and
- community recycling centres
To have your say visit Surrey County Council's website.
They are also holding drop-in sessions across the county. If you have any problems accessing the questionnaires online then please come along to one of the sessions and they can help you to complete it.
The drop-in session for Reigate & Banstead takes place on Thursday 22 November 1-3pm at Phoenix Youth Centre, Preston Manor Road, Tadworth KT20 5LG.