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Residents’ views wanted for Wokingham borough spending

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WOKINGHAM Borough Council has launched two public consultations as part of two-year process of setting the 2019/20 budget.

They focus on highways and transport, and the budget.

Council leader Cllr Charlotte Haitham Taylor said that submissions will give them a vital insight into residents views on their key issues and concerns such as roads, schools and social care.

And she said that the exercise was vital as the council will lose central government funding in that financial year. Views are wanted for a Budget Consultation and a Transport and Highways Consultation.

Although they are not binding, the results given to the council will help it determine its big and potentially difficult decisions.

Cllr Haitham Taylor said: “This is the first time we have attempted to gather people’s views on such a wide range of important issues and the findings will be incredibly useful as we plan ahead.”

Submissions will be accepted until December 30.

For more details visit www.wokingham.gov.uk/news-and-consultation/ consultation-and-having-your-say/current-consultations or call 0118 974 6066.

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Phil Creighton

Publisher of The Wokingham Paper

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Wokingham Council have asked for residents views on may subjects in the last 10 years.
Complete waste of time.
They probably don’t eve read the comments and even if they do they will do exactly what they wanted to do in the first place.
Wokingham council believes it knows what is best for Wokingham and the electorate should remind them at next years elections that perhaps they as a council have got it completely wrong

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I am not sure I believe the council will listen. Years ago, Charlotte promised to come back and help us with some issues we were having where we live. Telephone calls, message left, well, we are still waiting! Not even an apology for not answering back. Not worth the effort maybe!

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