Cheshire East Council Pre-Budget Report 2016/17

Cheshire East Council has issued its Pre-Budget Report setting out proposals for change for 2016/17.

This report provides stakeholders with the opportunity to understand the strategy behind the 2016/2017 Budget proposals.

The report contains an update on the Budget Setting process, as well as providing a summary of proposed changes to the current budget, and how this may affect services in the future.

Proposals in the report are focused on delivering the Council’s residents first outcomes.Budget book graphic

Outcome 1 – Our local communities are strong and supportive

  • Individuals and families are self-reliant and take personal responsibility for their quality of life.
  • Communities are cohesive, with a strong sense of neighbourliness. There is genuine civic pride and mutual respect.

Outcome 2 – Cheshire East has a strong and resilient economy

Cheshire East is the place where people mean business – investing in the building blocks that will allow business to grow, ensuring we have the right skills and promoting opportunities for investment. Working together we will create prosperity for all!

Outcome 3 – People have the life skills and education they need in order to thrive

Children and young people get a good start in life, and are prepared for the world of work. Everyone is equipped to live independent, self-sufficient lives, and to realise their particular talents and abilities.

Outcome 4 – Cheshire East is a green and sustainable place

Cheshire East’s rural and urban character is protected and enhanced through sensitive development, environmental management, transport and waste disposal policies.

Outcome 5 – People live well and for longer

Local people have healthy lifestyles and access to good cultural, leisure and recreational facilities. Care services focus on prevention, early intervention and physical and mental wellbeing.

We also have an outcome for A Responsible, Effective and Efficient Organisation.

Between November 2015 and February 2016, councillors, businesses, schools, unions and council staff will be able to have their say on the budget proposals.

We also want to hear what you think too. You can feedback via your local councillor or email us up until Monday 15 February 2016. All feedback is presented to Cabinet and Council to inform the final decisions made on delivering these proposals and the overall Budget.

Budget setting process video

Details of the Budget Setting Process can be viewed on the video below.