South Norfolk Council’s budget consultation launches for businesses

Long Stratton, Norfolk. South Norfolk Council Offices in Long Stratton ENGANL00120111130173715
Long Stratton, Norfolk. South Norfolk Council Offices in Long Stratton ENGANL00120111130173715

South Norfolk Council is preparing its budget for next year, and has launched an online consultation so local businesses can suggest which services they want to see funded.

The consultation can be found at www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/sncbudget and will be open until the end of October.

Councillor Michael Edney, Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources said: “The Council is here to make decisions for the whole district, but we understand how important it is to listen to local businesses and take into account any ideas and feedback that they have.”

“South Norfolk Council’s main sources of income are from central government funding, council tax, business rates and the money received from services like our garden waste bins.

“Funding from central government continues to be reduced. South Norfolk Council is facing increasing pressure on its ability to deliver a balanced budget and faces a funding gap over the next four years in the region of £1 million.”

A statement on behalf of the council added it was an “opportunity for local businesses to contribute to the discussions”, and will help shape the decisions next year.