£9.8 million must be found in savings for the Council to balance its books.
Unfortunately, overspending continues in the Council according to the latest figures published.
You will recall last year that the Labour-Controlled Council not only cut services, but rejected Government money and increased Council tax, placing the burden on hard working families – something I strenuously objected to and voted against in the Council Chamber.
I personally believe that there is still a great deal of efficiency savings to be found in back office administration – particularly by the Council sharing some services with other public bodies and neighbourning local Councils.
I now need your views – so that I can go to Bury Town Hall at the time of budget setting in February 2014 and relay what the residents of Ramsbottom want and expect from Bury Council. Please complete my poll below.