Cabinet Budget Proposals for consultation 2018/19 to 2020/21

Budget Proposals 2018/19 to 2020/21

On Monday the 15th January 2018 Calderdale Council’s Cabinet met and agreed its budget plans to 2020/21. Calderdale-Council-logo

The budget sets out how much money is available for the Council to deliver its priorities and services over the next three years, and how that money will be spent. On top of the savings plans already in place, the Council has to reduce expenditure by a further £2.6m in 2018/19 and £8m in from 2019/20 onwards. This will mean making difficult decisions on how to deliver services with less money so we need your help.

You can read the overall consultation budget report, growth & savings proposals and initial Equality Impact Assessments (EIA) by clicking on the links below:

In summary we are proposing to:

  • raise Council Tax by 2.99% next year and add a 3% Social Care Precept on top to pay for care for our vulnerable adult residents
  • reduce the number of managers and other staff by merging teams and moving more services online
  • fund different priorities from the public health budget
  • increase the charges for some services that the Council provides, such as bereavement services
  • reduce some of the money we pay to West Yorkshire Combined Authority
  • spend less on IT, staff training and other internal support services

But, we also are putting new investment into some key areas:

  • Winter maintenance/gritting our roads
  • homelessness and destitution
  • deferring planned savings in Waste Services
  • an additional Fire Safety post to enhance Calderdale’s resilience to tragedies, like Grenfell Tower
  • extra funding to continue the Emergency Living Scheme

Your comments and views are important to us. To give yours:

Alternatively, public meetings are currently being organised and these will be publicised when the final arrangements have been made. We are also planning to consult with partner organisations in the voluntary/community sector, bodies representing vulnerable groups and the business community.

Consultation on the budget proposals will run for four weeks and end on Monday 12th February 2018. We would urge as many stakeholders as possible to comment on the proposals set out. If you can see better ways of balancing the books, then of course we want to hear your views and ideas. Final decisions will be made at the Annual Budget Council meeting on Monday 26th February 2018 (6pm start).

Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 – the power of words

Calderdale Interfaith Council in partnership with Calderdale Council is commemorating the Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 on Monday, 29 January for  1.00pm – 2.00pm at Crossley Heath School, Savile Park, Halifax HX3 OHG. hmd

For 2018, the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust has chosen the theme, ‘The power of words’.

Crossley Heath School pupils will be participating in the commemorations by displaying artwork, reflecting on the work they have been involved with and sharing poetry.

We are pleased that Rudi Leavor (born 31 May 1926, Berlin, Germany) is a Jewish community leader from Bradford will be attending. Rudi, along with his parents and sister, left Germany for Bradford in 1937, when he was 11, all were refugees, and we hope that he will share with us some of his experiences.

Please note that this is an open invitation to attend and no RSVP is required. The access to the premises is from the main entrance at the school.

If you would like any further details, please do not hesitate in contacting Sail Suleman, Cohesion & Equality Officer on 01422 392869 or by email at Sail.suleman@calderdale.gov.uk

Come along tonight to your Skircoat Ward Forum & PACT meeting, starts 7pm at Copley Cricket Club

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Skircoat Ward Forum and Police and Communities Together meeting

 Ward Forums are for people in Calderdale to get involved in what happens in your local area and discuss what is important to you. By working together we can talk about local issues and plan for the future. The meetings are a great place to meet your local councillors, Calderdale Council staff, police and other services we work with. The evenings start with refreshments and a chance to network and chat informally.

Wednesday 6th  December 2016 7.00pm start with refreshments and signing in from 6.30pm. Copley Cricket Club, Copley Lane, Halifax

Up for discussion:

  • Ward overview – Councillor Update
  • Police Update – Set your local priorities
  • Open Forum (Questions, Comments and suggestions)

For information on ward forums click here

Remember if you cannot get to a ward forum but would like to raise an issue, suggestion or comment on the area you live in ring the Halifax central ward forum team on 01422 365948 or email wardforumhalifaxcentral@calderdale.gov.uk

We look forward to seeing you there,

Come along to your next Siddal Ward Forum & PACT meeting, Wednesday 13th December, starts 7pm…

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Meetings are attended by local ward Councillors, Calderdale Council staff, Police and local services on request. If you cannot attend a meeting but would like to raise a matter please contact the Halifax Central ward Forum team on 01422 365948 or email wardforumhalifaxcentral@calderdale.gov.uk

We look forward to seeing you there