Budget consultation events in Ashfield

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Residents can have their say on council plans to cut services to balance its budget at a series of roadshows being held.

Ashfield District Council is currently consulting with residents on its budget for 2013/14, with the proposals put forward including scrapping the Ashfield Festival and stopping funding voluntary bodies such as the Citizens’ Advice Bureau.

A series of events have now been planned where people can meet officers and councillors to discuss the budget proposals.

These will take place at the following times and places:

Monday 25th November - Sutton Indoor Market 9am to 11am

Monday 25th November - Council Offices, Urban Road, Kirkby 3pm to 6.30pm

Tuesday 26th November - Jacksdale Community Centre 10.30am to 12.30pm

Friday 29th November - Hucknall Market Place 9am to 11am

Deputy Chief Executive Dave Greenwood said there had already been an excellent response to the survey.

He said: “We’ve already received hundreds of completed surveys, which shows that people are really interested in the way council services are provided.

“There are still a couple of weeks to go before the survey closes on 6th December so there is still time to get your views to us.”

The survey can be accessed on the council’s website or paper copies are available from council offices.

All completed surveys will be entered into a prize draw for £50 worth of shopping vouchers.