Re-imagining Norfolk - budget consultation 2016-19

Closed 14 Jan 2016

Opened 30 Oct 2015

Feedback expected 29 Feb 2016

Results Updated 8 Apr 2016

We consulted on the 2016-17 budget from 30 October 2015 until 14 January 2016.

Here is a summary of the feedback - you can also find below the response we received to each of the proposals.

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Overview

Our priorities for Norfolk are Excellence in Education, Real Jobs, Improved Infrastructure and Supporting Vulnerable People.

Re-imagining Norfolk is our strategy to balance achieving our priorities and delivering services with less money.  This will see us radically change our role and the way we deliver services.

Our forecasts show we have a further £111m savings to find in order to balance our budget for the next three years.

Since 2011 we have already made £245m of savings due to a reduction in funding from central government, increasing demand for our services and inflationary pressures. 

Recognising tough times all round we have not increased our share of the council tax you pay for Norfolk County Council's services for five years now.

We have put together proposals to balance our budget for 2016-17 as well as our approach to close our budget gap up to 2018-19.

We are also consulting on our draft Integrated Risk Management Plan (IRMP) which shapes the work of Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service.

Why We Are Consulting

We want your views on:

- Council tax - should we increase it to protect essential services. 

- Our proposals to balance our budget for 2016-17 that involve changes or cuts to our services.

- Our approach to making savings in 2017-18 and 2018-19 through our Re-imagining Norfolk strategy.

- The Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service draft Integrated Risk Management Plan.

Find out more and have your say online by clicking on the feedback form below.

You can also give your views:

  • by email at haveyoursay@norfolk.gov.uk
  • on Twitter using #norfolkbudget
  • by phone on 0344 800 8020
  • via your county councillor - contact details at www.norfolk.gov.uk/councillors
  • In writing to Freepost Plus RTCL-XSTT-JZSK, Norfolk County Council, Ground floor - south wing, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich NR1 2DH.  However, if you want to help the council save money please use a stamp and send to this address: Budget Consultation, Norfolk County Council, Ground floor - south wing, County Hall, Martineau Lane, NR1 2DH

 

To make our consultation as accessible as possible, we are hosting a series of events aimed at anyone who may be affected by our consultation proposals, but may find participating via our website difficult.  For example, those with a physical disability, learning disability, sensory impairment, people whose first language isn’t English or people who do not have access to online facilities.  Please find more information about these events below.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Black and minority ethnic people
  • Carers
  • LGBT - Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people
  • Older people
  • Disabled people
  • People with learning disabilities
  • All residents
  • People who use our services
  • Young people
  • People with sensory disabilities
  • Businesses
  • Community groups and organisations
  • Voluntary groups and organisations
  • Town and Parish Councils
  • District councils
  • Police
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • NHS
  • Arts organisations and forums
  • Fire authorities

Interests

  • Spending
  • Education and early years
  • Environment
  • Traffic and transportation
  • Social services and social care
  • Arts and culture
  • Libraries
  • Museums
  • Fire and emergency planning