‘Let's Talk - help shape the future of your neighbourhood and borough

Closing date: 6 January 2016

Introduction

Cheshire West and Chester Council is currently developing the Council Plan which sets out our vision and priorities for the next four years. At the same time, we are also developing our budget plans for the next four years to ensure we can fund our priorities.

Central government cuts are expected to lead to a £47 million gap that the authority has to bridge over this period - a 17 per cent cut to the Council's net budget.

This means difficult decisions will need to be made about our priorities and what we do differently.

We want to encourage the public can have their say on our plans and spending priorities before we finalise the Council Plan.

A consultation is taking place from October 2015 to early January 2016 during which time you can take part in the consultation and tell us about your priorities and the things that are important to you.

How you can get involved

There are lots of ways you can get involved:  To gain access to the information listed below simply visit: cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk

  • Read our summary 'Let's Talk' booklet (PDF, 6.1MB), which gives flavour of our vision and proposals, this is also available in Easy Read format (PDF, 920KB)
  • Complete our quick questionnaire
  • See our full 'Let's Talk' booklet (PDF, 8.6MB), which provides more in-depth information about our plans and proposals
  • Complete our full questionnaire, where you can say more about each priority and proposal
  • Request a printed copy of the booklet and questionnaire by email or phone
  • Try our interactive budget simulator - have a go at setting a virtual budget and submit it to us
  • Take part via our social media activities, including our 'question a day' week from 16 to 20 November
  • Email your views to us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tweet @Go_CheshireWest using#letstalkcwac
  • Write to us at: Let's Talk, Cheshire West and Chester Council, Council Offices, 4 Civic Way, Ellesmere Port, CH65 0BE
  • Call us on 0300 123 8 123 and ask to speak about 'Let's Talk'

Council staff will be coming along to events and other activities in your local area to listen to your views. We will also be attending existing public meetings, talking to local businesses, engaging with other agencies and holding focus groups with residents.

The closing date for comments is Wednesday 6 January 2016.

Your views are really important in helping shape future local services. We will consider all the feedback we receive and the results will be published in February 2016.’