Cheshire East Council's Finance and Performance Planning 2018 - 2021

Cheshire East Council has issued its Pre-Budget Consultation setting out proposals for change for the period 2018/19 to 2020/21.

This document provides an opportunity for interested parties to review and comment on the Council’s Budget proposals. 

The budget proposals described in this consultation document are Council wide proposals and the Council’s intention at this stage is that consultation is invited on the broad budget proposals. The implications of individual proposals may be much wider for individuals affected by each proposal. Where this is the case, the Council intends to undertake full and proper consultation with people who would potentially be affected by individual budget proposals.

Proposals in the report are focused on delivering the Council’s priority outcomes.

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

We will invest in the building blocks that will allow business to grow, give our residents the right skills to secure employment and attract inward investment in to the Borough. By working together with business and our residents we will enhance the quality of place and 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.

Outcome 6 – A responsible, effective and efficient organisation

The Council serves the people of Cheshire East through: Ensuring quality and best value for local people, striving to get it right first time, and acting with integrity, being open, honest and accountable and delivering on our promises

Between November 2017 and 12 January 2018, residents, councillors, businesses, schools, unions and council staff will be able to have their say on the budget proposals.

The document contains a number of questions, providing people with an opportunity to give feedback on the various proposals. An on-line survey can be completed here, or you can alternatively give feedback by speaking to your local Councillor – visit Find Your Local Councillor for contact details.

You can also send any comments, queries or other responses, such as alternative areas for savings, to the email address below - all responses will be captured and reported to Cabinet Members and Council. When submitting a response or comment, please also include your name, organisation (if applicable) and contact details.

If you have any comments or queries please e-mail:

After this date, interested parties may still submit comments on the budget up to the Council meeting on Thursday, 22 February 2018 where the Budget is considered by all Members.