December 2015

Norfolk Matters

Take part in the 'Re-imagining Norfolk' budget consultation

People in Norfolk have around a month left to make their views known about the County Council's public consultation into the 'Re-imagining Norfolk' budget proposals.

The consultation runs until midnight January 14, giving people a chance to comment on ways in which Norfolk County Council proposes to re-shape services in the face of further cuts in national funding, rising demand, and the need to deliver its key priorities.

The County Council is keen to receive views about a range of proposals, altogether adding up to savings of £123m, which would enable the council to set a balanced budget for the next three years. The consultation also includes the option of raising Council Tax by up to 3.99% (including 2% to support adult social care), which would generate an additional £12.6m for 2016-17 and each subsequent year.

The level of savings being consulted on was agreed for consultation by the council's Policy & Resources Committee on October 26. Results of the consultation will be considered at the Full Council meeting on February 22.

The council has already made around £245m of savings since 2011-12.

The online consultation is available here.  People can also comment by emailing

Read more about 'Re-imagining Norfolk' here or watch the video below to hear Wendy Thomson, Norfolk County Council's Managing Director, explain what it is all about.





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