Views sought on budget proposals

Residents are being invited to have their say on North Tyneside Council’s draft budget proposals.

Mayor Norma Redfearn and Cabinet published their initial plans last week which aim to make savings of between £40m and £46m over the next three years, with £14.245m required for 2015/16.

Officials say the council if facing government cuts at a time when there is a growing demand for some of the most costly services such as adults and children’s social care services

Drop in information sessions are available for any resident to find out more. They will take place on:

• December 8, at the Wallsend Customer First Centre from 2pm to 7pm;

• December 9, Whitley Bay Customer First Centre, 2pm to 7pm;

• December 10, White Swan Centre, Killingworth, 1pm to 6pm;

• December 12, North Shields Customer First Centre, 2pm to 7pm.

There is also information and an online survey available on the council’s website at www.northtyneside.gov.uk

Views can also be sent via email to engagement@northtyneside.gov.uk, over the phone on (0191) 643 2828, or in writing to Engagement Team, North Tyneside Council, Quadrant, Cobalt Business Park, Silverlink North, North Tyneside, NE27 0BY.