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Give East Lindsey District Council your views on spending priorities

East Lindsey District Council is asking people for their views on spending priorities for the 2013/14 financial year.

This financial year (2012/13) the district council has a net revenue budget of £18m to provide a range of services to local people.

This includes services they have to provide and a range of services that we choose to provide in addition.

Services they have to provide by law:

Refuse collection and recycling (green waste collection is not mandatory)

Street Cleaning

Planning services

Elections and Elected Member services

Homelessness

Housing Advice

Building Control

Housing and Council Tax Benefit

Community Safety (working in partnership to reduce crime, anti-social behaviour and reduce re-offending)

Food Safety and Water Sampling

Environmental Health, Health and Safety and Licensing

Additional discretionary services they choose to provide:

Economic Development

Car Parking

Council Markets

Sport and Leisure Facilities

Health, Arts and Event activities

Kingfisher Caravan Park

Public Toilets

Parks and Gardens

Grants

Tourism promotion

Local customer contact centres

Green Waste Collection

Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)

71 per cent of the money the council has to provide these services comes directly from Central Government and 29 per cent is raised locally through Council Tax.

East Lindsey District Council and many other Local Authorities face significant budget pressures.

For the past two years the council has needed to make savings totalling £4.85m due to reductions in Government funding and increased costs associated with the services it provides, such as fuel for vehicles.

In 2013/14 the Council expects to need to make a further saving of £1.2m from its £18m budget.

Until November 23, local people can tell the Council their service priorities as part of a District-wide consultation.

 

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