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Have your say on council's budget

Published on Thursday, 20th October 2016

From opportunities to get more involved in improving your neighbourhood to a proposed increase in council tax, the city council wants your feedback.

A consultation on City Hall’s budget for 2017-18 has been launched and will be open until Sunday 8 January for you to share your views.

City Councillors will meet in February to agree the budget which will come into effect on 1 April 2017.

A 2.05 per cent rise in the city council portion of council tax is being proposed, a move that would raise around £160,000 in additional income. This would be an increase of £5 per year, which is less than 10p per week for the average Band D household in Norwich. Norwich City Council's share of council tax represents 15 per cent of your overall bill, with the remainder going to Norfolk County Council and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk.  

Changes to the council tax reduction scheme are being recommended to councillors in order to achieve savings and protect those on low incomes.

New ways of delivering services in neighbourhoods are being explored by the council and these will result in an increased role for residents and more collaboration between the council and the voluntary and community sector.

The consultation gives you an opportunity to say to what extent you would like to be involved in improvements to your local area.

Norwich City Council’s website now allows you to do more than ever online and you can express your interest in having your own personal account and how you would like to be able to use it.