Residents across Caerphilly County Borough are being asked to help shape the way Caerphilly County Borough Council delivers services in the future as it faces unprecedented budget cuts over the next few years.
As you will be aware, Caerphilly, like all other local authorities across Wales, is under severe financial pressure as a result of a reduction in Welsh Government funding. To date, the council has been working on a reduction in funding of 1.34% for each of the next 2 financial years and a savings requirement of £13.4 million. However, the Minister for Local Government has suggested that the position is likely to be much worse and has asked local authorities to start planning for reductions of up to 4.5%. In the worst-case scenario this could result in a savings requirement of £30.1m over the 2015/16 and 2016/17 financial years.
We are trying to encourage as many residents as possible to have their say and would appreciate if you could raise awareness of the consultation amongst the parents of pupils in your school.
Below is a link to the consultation: