Public Budget Workshop – Tuesday 29th October 2019 at 7.30pm

SHAFTESBURY TOWN COUNCIL

Town Hall, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 8LY

FROM: The Town Clerk, Mrs Claire Commons
DATE: 22 October 2019
SUBJECT: PRESS STATEMENT

Town Council announces winners of its Wild About Shaftesbury competition and consults on its budget and strategic plan.

Shaftesbury Town Council will be announcing the successful projects to be taken forward under the Wild About Shaftesbury competition which was launched in the spring of 2019. Shaftesbury Town Council is inviting comments from the public on its budget and strategic plan proposals at a special meeting being held on Tuesday 29th October in the Council Chamber at the Town Hall.

Shaftesbury Town Council prides itself in setting careful budgets that align with the public needs and wishes for the town and encourages input from the local community on its priorities and the services they use. Shaftesbury Town Council provides eleven services: Allotments, Cemeteries, Children Play Areas, Open Spaces, Swimming Pool, Bins, Bus Shelters, War Memorial, Street Markets, Public Toilets and the Town Hall. The Council would like

  • Feedback from the local population on their satisfaction with the services currently provided
  • A ranking of these from highest to lowest priority, as a means of allowing the Council to measure its current and future performance against community needs
  • Suggestions on improving communication with the general public
  • Recommendations on areas to improve services

All members of the community are welcome to attend. Following the meeting the information will be made available on the Town Council’s website and in paper form so that comments can continue to be gathered until the 13th December 2019 at which point the views of the community will feed into the final decisions to set the budget for 2020 – 2021.

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For further information contact Shaftesbury Town Council, Tel: 01747 852420 or email: enquiries@shaftesbury-tc.gov.uk