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1 Group discussion toolkit Presentation slides

2 Purpose of session To tell you about: The council’s financial position Proposals published for consultation To ask: What you think of the proposals? Whether you have any alternative suggestions? To let you know: How your feedback will be used When the final decision will be made

3 Services provided by the council Services for different stages in your life: Children and education, children’s social services, youth services, birth, deaths and marriages, older people Services to keep you safe: Fire & Rescue Services, Trading Standards, Road Safety Services which support the county: Recycling, roads and transport, growth of the county, grants and support Services for everyone to enjoy: Country parks, libraries, adult learning, county heritage and records office

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5 Proposals Information on all of the council’s proposals are available on the following website:

6 Discussion questions 1.What do you think of the council’s proposal to freeze council tax? 2.What do you think of the council’s other draft budget proposals? –Do you agree or disagree? –What type of impact may these proposals have on you? –What could the council do to help mitigate this impact? 3.What else could the council do differently to save or generate income?

7 How will my feedback be used? Your comments will be used to inform the council’s decision making Decision-makers will receive a weekly report telling them what people are saying The final budget report will include an appendix of consultation findings

8 Other ways to have your say Visiting the Draft Budget webpage and completing the online surveyonline survey ing Writing to Draft Budget , Northamptonshire County Council, County Hall, Northampton, NN1 1AN Using social media: or posting comments on the mycountycouncil facebook facebook page Signing or submitting a petition or e-petitione-petition Taking part in our budget scrutiny meetings

9 When will the final decision be made? The Draft Revenue Budget and Medium Term Financial Plan will be decided on the 21 February by a meeting of Full Council Members of the public can attend full council and speak on any item You will receive feedback when the final decision is made

10 Thank you Please send all of your discussions back: Post: Draft Budget , Northamptonshire County Council, County Hall, Northampton, NN1 1AN,


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