Have your say on future Council service priorities

Perth and Kinross residents are being asked to tell the Council about their priorities for the coming years through an online survey which will feed into the budget-setting process next year.

Like all local authorities Perth & Kinross Council is preparing for the significant financial challenges which lie ahead. Public views gathered in the survey will help Councillors make informed decisions when considering the options for the 2018/19 financial year and beyond.

The survey is open from now until midnight on Sunday 4 February 2018. A summary of responses will be included in the report considered by the Council when agreeing the budget later that month.

Council Leader Ian Campbell said: "It will not come as news to anyone that Perth & Kinross Council faces major financial challenges as we head into the next financial year. Public sector budgets are tighter than ever and there will be some hard decisions to make.

"The Council has a good strong record of prudent financial management, which has been recognised by external auditors over a number of years. However, demand for services has continued to increase across the board, and it is important to look at how these are delivered while managing reducing budgets.

"I would urge as many people as possible to take the time to fill in the online survey to make sure that your views are taken into account when the Council meets to agree the budget next year."

The survey asks residents to tell the Council how they feel about different service areas. Respondents are asked how they would make savings from the Council budget, and to share any ideas they may have for helping the Council generate additional income to offset the savings required. 

The budget page of this website also includes information about how the Council budget is currently spent.