Rossendale residents urged to help set next year's budget

Lancashire Telegraph: Coun Marriott Coun Marriott

COUNCIL bosses are urging residents in Rossendale to given them a helping hand when it comes to setting next year’s budget.

Last October councillors heard that the authority is still facing a funding gap of £146,000 for 2014-15.

And two areas for consideration outlined were the grants which the borough gives to outside bodies and the council tax relief available for long-term empty properties and second homes.

Coun Patrick Marriott, resources cabinet member, said: “We know that funding for Rossendale is being cut even more in the future.

“The council can’t just take it one year at a time. Hard choices have to be made now to help balance the books down the line.”

More details are available regarding the implications of reducing funding for both areas on the council’s website - rossendale.gov.uk Views on the budget must be made known to the council before January 31, via Philip Seddon, finance head, at the borough’s Futures Park offices in Bacup.

The council has already had to make a number of other major savings as part of their medium-term financial strategy.

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3:47pm Wed 18 Dec 13

bridgey2000 says...

Stop spending money on that hole that has become Rawtenstall town centre. That should save a hell of a lot of money......
Stop spending money on that hole that has become Rawtenstall town centre. That should save a hell of a lot of money...... bridgey2000

5:21pm Wed 18 Dec 13

GAC says...

fire the chief exec. thats around £140k saved a year. but thats never going to happen though.
fire the chief exec. thats around £140k saved a year. but thats never going to happen though. GAC

6:38pm Wed 18 Dec 13

HelmshoreBoy says...

Cut all expenses for councillors and officials. Get rid of the Mayor. No more money for Rottingstall.
Cut all expenses for councillors and officials. Get rid of the Mayor. No more money for Rottingstall. HelmshoreBoy

5:20pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Loving lances says...

Cut out the local forums which are just fronts for the politicians and their cronies to spend cash on pet projects.
Cut out the local forums which are just fronts for the politicians and their cronies to spend cash on pet projects. Loving lances

11:07pm Thu 19 Dec 13

Loving lances says...

I know that Councillor Marriott is trying to save money, but he could perhaps engender more confidence in his professional skills were he to visit a local pound shop and spend a few quid buying a comb and a mirror and some buttons for his shirt. Or is he copying the style of having been pulled thtough a hedge backwards, as pioneered by Cheries Blair?
I know that Councillor Marriott is trying to save money, but he could perhaps engender more confidence in his professional skills were he to visit a local pound shop and spend a few quid buying a comb and a mirror and some buttons for his shirt. Or is he copying the style of having been pulled thtough a hedge backwards, as pioneered by Cheries Blair? Loving lances

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