Via a local councillor we have received the e-mail below. Here’s an opportunity to let the Council know that, by investing in active travel, ie walking and cycling, and charging people to store (or, as they would say, park) their cars on public streets, etc we can make the city a better, happier, healthier place to live and work – and save money.
“From: Corporate Announcements
Sent: 07 September 2016 17:00
To: #All Council <#AllCouncil@no-smtp.glasgow.gov.uk>; #All Financial Services Staff <#AllFinancialServicesStaff@no-smtp.glasgow.gov.uk>
Subject: BUDGET CONSULTATION – HAVE YOUR SAY
Today, we are launching the next phase in a wide-ranging budget conversation, which first began earlier this year.
While there is no doubt local government faces some very substantial financial challenges, our main focus must always be on how we, as part of a wider community, support the services people rely on.
People may have ideas that would save money or raise more revenue; but we also want to have a conversation about how services are planned and delivered – and where others within the community fit in.
As you know, the city’s budget for local services remains under pressure – with the council expected to find savings of £130 million over a two-year period.
Glasgow’s budget conversation is now live and you can have your say and make suggestions online using the information and links at www.glasgow.gov.uk/budget
The consultation will close on 19 October.
Starting later this month, we will also be hosting a short series of meetings with key community groups to discuss and record their views.
Glasgow City Council
Glasgow – UK Council of the Year 2015″