As part of our commitment to delivering the best services possible, we regularly consult with the community on a wide range of proposals and plans. We do this in a number of different ways, including the use of paper questionnaires, electronic consultation and public meetings.
Cotswold District Council Budget Consultation 2020/21
Cotswold District Council is undertaking a consultation on its proposed budget for the 2020/21 financial year.
The budget will cover areas including housing, leisure and recreation, environmental health, waste collection, planning applications and local taxation collections. It does not cover education, highways, libraries or social care, which are the responsibility of Gloucestershire County Council.
The consultation will run for three weeks from Monday 6 January to Sunday 26 January. The findings will be shared with councillors before they make decisions on the budget at a Council meeting on 26 February.
Planned developments are set to include an improved waste service offering a separate food waste collection and more recycling, increased parking provision in Cirencester and investments in facilities such as Cirencester’s Corinium Museum.
The consultation will also gather views on how the council can raise additional income from investing in local property; to a proposed Council Tax rise of £5 a year for a Band D household. It will also ask for opinions on proposals to raise parking charges and the cost of garden waste collections.
To see all of our priorities please read our proposals for the 2020/21 budget.
Please make sure your views are heard by completing our online survey.
If you would like the opportunity to ask questions about our proposals in person we are holding three face-to-face events across the District to give people the opportunity to debate and discuss the Council’s current financial situation and present their views to councillors and officers of the Council.
The drop-in events will all take place in the following locations:
- Tetbury Town Council offices, 9 January, 4-7pm
- Morerton-in-Marsh Area office, 14 January, 4-7pm
- Bingham Gallery, Cirencester, 16 January, 4-7pm
For more details, read our Frequently Asked Questions about the budget.