400 people tell Gloucester City Council what to do with budget
FINANCE chiefs at Gloucester City Council say they will release their budget in a week's time after they've heard what the public want to see in it.
The council has already received 400 comments on what people's priorities are for the next year.
It will be making cuts of between £1.8million and £2.4million in the budget which will be approved on February 21.
The Tory administration had been criticised earlier this week for delaying the publication of the draft budget.
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But council leader Paul James said: "We are currently consulting with the community at large in the city on what their views are.
"Once we have those views we will be putting our budget before the council."
Some 88% of respondents support a freeze on council tax, while 65% want to see a reduction in the budget for refuse, recycling, street cleaning and grounds maintenance.
But 53% of people say that parking charges in the city are too high compared to 44% who say they are about right.
A survey is still online at www.gloucester.gov.uk for residents to complete.