Budget consultation - Financial Year 2014-15
Draft budget options 2014/15
The draft budget options have now been published on the council members’ website CMIS. These were considered at Cabinet on 23 October 2013 as to which options go forward as proposals for consultation.
- View List of Options (Excel 83KB)
- You can read the council’s press release - Have your say on Walsall Council's budget
Budget consultation 2014/15
Over 1300 responses were received in the first and second phases of the budget consultation up to 14 November 2013. These responses will form a detailed report back to Cabinet on 11 December 2013.
You can read a summary of the report with this link Summary of opinions on draft policy proposals 2014/15 PDF 53KB.
You can still have your say by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org and any responses received after 14 November 2013 will be reported back to Cabinet as part of the final budget plan on 5 February 2014.
Council Tax Consultation
Consultation took place between 25 October and 14 November 2013, the findings from which are being reviewed and will be reported to Cabinet in February 2014.
We need to be realistic and level with you
Every day more than 7,000 people who work for Walsall Council make a real difference to the lives of 269,000 who live in the borough.
There are thousands of things that happen every day, often unheralded and unseen that help people and businesses.
There are four main areas that we’re focussing on to make a difference.
- We’re helping businesses create jobs and opportunities in Walsall and we’re helping Walsall people find work.
- We’re helping Walsall people lead healthier lives and older people live independently.
- We’re creating safe and sustainable places where everyone can live.
- We’re working to help the children who need the most help and we’re working so children can learn and make the best start in life they can.
It’s a difficult time to be in the public sector. The world is changing and there will be less money. The public sector will have to change radically because of having less money. Some difficult choices will have to be made and at Walsall Council we expect that we’ll have to save £100 million over the next five years.
We will make the best of what we’ve got
We’re working harder than ever to make Walsall a better place for everyone. We’ll have less money and we are likely to have fewer people so we’ll be able to do less. But we’ll make the best of what we’ve got. You can read more about the council's budget in the Budget Book 2013/14 or view our key financial information page .
What Walsall Council does
We provide and support hundreds of services, some of which are statutory (we have to). This list of council services (PDF 18KB) and handy street picture (PDF 178KB) can be used as a handy reference of council services.
Have your say
Last year, we gathered views from more than 500 people through a campaign which saw postcards, newspaper adverts, events and meetings. Annex 9 of the 23 January Cabinet report (PDF 249KB) details how these views were used to inform or decisions.
You can have your say at anytime by:
- Email email@example.com
- In writing To; Budget Have Your Say, Freepost WL 424, Walsall Council. Darwall Street, Walsall, WS1 1BR
- Twitter: Tweet the @walsallcouncil account
- Facebook: Post a message on the Our Walsall page
- Over the phone call 01922 653644
This page was last updated on 03 December 2013