Public meeting on Borough Council budget
Northampton Borough Council is calling on people to give their views on the council’s budget proposals for the next financial year.
A public meeting will be held on Thursday 12 January from 6-8pm at the Guildhall and will offer the opportunity for people to comment on the plans the council is proposing. This year, the Borough Council’s suggested budget includes a council tax increase of £5 a year for a band D property alongside almost £14 million pounds of capital investment in major infrastructure projects such as the St James Mill Link Road.
Councillor Brandon Eldred, Northampton Borough Council’s cabinet member for finance, said: “We would like to encourage as many people as possible to take a look at our proposals and let us know what they think of the plans which we hope will help us continue to make Northampton an even better place to live, work and do business in.”
Anyone interested in taking part in the consultation can see a copy of the draft budget online at www.northampton.gov.uk/budget2017 ahead of the public meeting on 12 January.
Alternatively, people can also have their say on the proposals by filling in the online survey before Tuesday 26 January. More information is available at: www.northampton.gov.uk/budget2017.