Have a say on East Lindsey District Council spending

EAST Lindsey District Council is asking people how it should spend the money it has available during the 2012/13 financial year.

This financial year (2011/12) the council will spend £19.5 million providing services including refuse collection and recycling and street cleaning.

The council says 72.3 per cent of the money it has to provide these services comes from central government and 27.7 per cent from Council Tax. In 2012/13 the council will have £1.6m less government funding in its budget.

Throughout November people can tell the council their service priorities and how they think the money should be used as part of a district wide consultation.

Portfolio Holder for Finance Coun John Upsall said: “It’s a tough time for local government finances and we need feedback from the community as part of this consultation to ensure we’re spending the money we have where it is most needed. Councillors have been clear that in making savings our number one priority is to protect services to local people.”

Visit www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/haveyoursay