West Oxfordshire District Council has launched a consultation on the plans for its budget for the next financial year as the council looks to manage the increased costs of inflation to continue to deliver local services and invest in the district.
The combination of inflation and funding cuts have created a budget gap of almost £2m and recent announcements from the Government suggest funding for local councils will continue to decrease after over a decade of funding cuts that have reduced council funding by around 60%.
The district council only receives around 10% of a council tax bill, with the rest going to the county council, fire service, police and parish councils. With that money the council delivers over 50 services including waste collections, planning services, help for homeless people, leisure centres and many others.
To have your say, please go to the link below.
Consultations and engagement – West Oxfordshire District Council (westoxon.gov.uk)