Your views needed on Amenity services
Argyll and Bute’s council has to identify options to meet a projected budget gap of £6.7 million in 2021/2022, and as part of that, is asking for your views on amenity services.
Savings can only come from a relatively small proportion of the council’s budget (32%), because of national priorities and other factors outside council control:
- Teacher posts are protected nationally
- Social work costs are managed by the Health and Social Care Partnership
- Utility, loan and other costs depend on external factors.
Some savings have to come from amenity services, which cover everything from bins and grass cutting, to parking, road repairs and public toilets.
The council is therefore asking people to give their views on how best to make savings in amenity services by answering a short consultation.
The survey also gives people the chance to give their thoughts on whether local communities would consider stepping in to save a service at risk, and what if any support they would want to be able to do this.
You can answer the consultation on the council’s website: https://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk/consultations/amenity-services-consultation.
If you have difficulty accessing the web version, you are welcome to contact the council at 01436 658 981.
You can also read more about the challenges for the area’s council services on the website.