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Pendle council calls for money-saving tips
12:49pm Wednesday 3rd October 2012 in News
PENDLE council is asking residents to come up with ideas to manage a shortfall in funding.
The council has launched The Savings Challenge, to identify ways to overcome a funding shortfall while maintaining vital services for residents.
Dean Langton, the Council’s Head of Finance said: “We need to save at least £1.5million in the financial year 2013/14 because we’re expected to get around twenty per cent less funding from the Government.
“The scale of change in government grant funding will have a big impact on the affordability of the services we currently provide.
“We face a significant challenge and difficult decisions have to be made.
“That’s why we want people to have their say so that we can continue to work together and make savings in the best way possible – balancing our books while protecting key services for our residents.”
The Savings Challenge is running from Monday, October 8, until Monday November 12.
To submit an idea for a way to save money or raise extra funds go to www.feedbackonline.org.uk/consultations and click on Pendle Savings Challenge.