Still time to have your say on County Council budget

Nottinghamshire residents are being reminded that they still have time to have their say on proposed changes to County Council services which will help save the authority £86m next year.

The public consultation began in October on the 48 proposals which set out changes to services and how the authority carries out its business.

People can leave their feedback on the proposals until Friday 21st January at the Council’s website at

Every resident in the county received a feedback form in County News in November. So far the Council has received 5,190 responses on the 48 proposals.

The savings are required due to reduced Government grants and the need the reinvest around £42m for the most vulnerable children and adults for 2011/12.

The Council has increasing budget pressures due to rising numbers of older and disabled people needing care and increasing numbers of children coming into care.

People can also leave their feedback by contacting the Council on 08449 808080 or writing to Freepost RLUR-UXJJ-ETZZ, Nottinghamshire County Council, Chief Executive’s department, County Hall, Loughborough Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP.