Consultation open for proposed 2020/21 budget

Posted on 15 January 2020

South Holland District Council want to hear the opinions of all residents, partner organisations, businesses and other interested parties as part of the 2020/21 budget setting process.

At a meeting of South Holland's Cabinet this week (14 January), councillors discussed the proposed budget for 2020/21 and future financial strategies. The budget proposes a £4.95 a year increase in Council tax for Band D properties for 2020/21 - that's around 41p a month or 10p a week.

If the plans are adopted, this would include significant investments in the Pride initiative of two dedicated street cleansing teams, a continued programme of development and acquisition of new homes in the District, building more commercial units to help smaller businesses establish themselves and grow and building on the new Market Town Initiative for Holbeach and Spalding. They also reaffirm continued investment in the waste collection service to maintain weekly collections, one of only a small number of councils in the country still to do so.

Having now been discussed by Cabinet, the draft budget is now available on the Council's website for people to read and comment on. Local residents and business-owners are invited to submit their comments from 15-29 January. These will then be taken into consideration before the draft budget is discussed at full council in February.

The full draft budget is available to view in the cabinet agenda here. If you would like to feedback you can send your thoughts and comments to consultations@sholland.gov.uk.