Have your say on council’s budget

PEOPLE in the district are being asked for their views on the future shape of public services.

East Dunbartonshire Council is launching a four-week consultation survey to help it set the priorities in the run up to shaping the budget for 2012-13 and beyond.

The move follows last year’s successful budget consultation through the Council’s Stakeholder Engagement Programme.

The focus again this year will be working with residents, a range of partners and employees to try and identify the best way of using resources more effectively.

A householder survey will be distributed to 10,000 households across the authority.

Copies of the survey are also available in hard copy format in a number of council and public buildings as well as online through the council’s website, and on Twitter.

Council Leader Rhondda Geekie said: “This year our Stakeholder Engagement Programme aims to reach a wider audience than before and we hope that by making the survey available in a range of formats, we’ll get views from a good cross section of local people and groups.

“Everyone is welcome to share their views and the more we know about what’s important to local people, the more we can shape our priorities in line with local needs.

Efficient

“This year, we’re really focusing on how we can work more closely with partners to deliver services in a more joined up and efficient way. Looking at delivering services in a different way will help us to protect front line services as far as possible.”

The consultation will be open until November 14 and can be found at main libraries and leisure centres or online at www.eastdunbarton.gov.uk