06 November 2019

Residents are being invited to help the Council shape the 2020/21 budget.

Wakefield Council wants to know what matters most to them so that investment and resources can be prioritised to have a real impact and improve the lives of people who live in the district.

Everyone is invited to complete an online survey which takes just five minutes. It runs from Thursday 7 November 2019 to Monday 6 January 2020.

Wakefield Council, Chief Executive Merran McRae, said: “We have a clear ambition to deliver the best possible services for residents.

“Next year we have to find ways to manage a £13.3m budget gap. We will carry on driving efficiencies and being enterprising and innovative in the delivery of services, but we also know that we need to continue investing in the district. Understanding what matters most to our residents helps us identify where investment and resources can have the most positive impact to help people thrive, businesses succeed and encourage more visitors into the district.

“I would encourage everyone to share their views and help us shape this budget.”

The survey can be accessed on smart phones, tablets or on computers.

Paper copies are also available at the Customer Access Point at Wakefield One and in libraries across the district.