Cornwall Council Draft Budget 2023/24

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Cornwall Council plays a big part in people’s lives:

  • Every year, we spend over a billion pounds providing public services that you, your family and friends use every day. These services range from ensuring the best start in life for children and young people, providing adult social care for our older or more vulnerable residents, ensuring a safe clean environment, maintaining many parks, beaches and public spaces, collecting your waste and maintaining a safe road system.
  • Cornwall Council is also at the forefront of investing in the future of Cornwall: growing our economy and creating homes and jobs for local people; protecting and enhancing our environment, supporting the transition to a carbon neutral Cornwall, strengthening vibrant communities, our heritage and culture.

This year we’ve seen an unprecedented rise in the cost of living, impacting on everyone in Cornwall. As everything is becoming more expensive, we also have higher costs. At the same time, demand for our services continues to grow. Our population is growing, people are generally living longer and the type of services that people need is changing. This comes at a time where we are still recovering from the financial costs of supporting and protecting our residents during the Covid pandemic. In short, increased costs and demands on our services are higher than what we planned for last year and we have to make additional savings to be able to balance our budget.

Last year, we set out a clear path forward and started making some very tough decisions on how we shape our Council to deliver services in the future, how we prioritise our spending on the services we deliver and how we balance our budget.

Our Business Plan is based on a clear mission for Cornwall Council of working with communities for a carbon neutral Cornwall, where everyone can start well, live well and age well. Our priorities, shaped by our residents and young people, are to make Cornwall:

  • A brilliant place to be a child and grow up
  • In a thriving, sustainable Cornwall that offers a secure home, a decent income and a great environment for all
  • With vibrant, safe, supportive communities where people help each other live well
  • All supported by an empowering and enterprising Council that offers a consistently excellent customer experience and great value for money

Our budget proposals reflect these priorities. We are now seeking views on our plans to deliver these priorities within the budget available to us. Our proposals build on the actions we have already taken to reduce the size of our organisation, tackle the housing crisis, turbo-charge our economy, and make Cornwall the first place in the UK to be net carbon neutral.

The budget consultation closed at midnight on Sunday 15 January 2023.

During the consultation, people were invited to complete the budget survey below.

A report of the consultation feedback will be published here ahead of the Cornwall Council Cabinet meeting on 08 February 2023.

Cornwall Council plays a big part in people’s lives:

  • Every year, we spend over a billion pounds providing public services that you, your family and friends use every day. These services range from ensuring the best start in life for children and young people, providing adult social care for our older or more vulnerable residents, ensuring a safe clean environment, maintaining many parks, beaches and public spaces, collecting your waste and maintaining a safe road system.
  • Cornwall Council is also at the forefront of investing in the future of Cornwall: growing our economy and creating homes and jobs for local people; protecting and enhancing our environment, supporting the transition to a carbon neutral Cornwall, strengthening vibrant communities, our heritage and culture.

This year we’ve seen an unprecedented rise in the cost of living, impacting on everyone in Cornwall. As everything is becoming more expensive, we also have higher costs. At the same time, demand for our services continues to grow. Our population is growing, people are generally living longer and the type of services that people need is changing. This comes at a time where we are still recovering from the financial costs of supporting and protecting our residents during the Covid pandemic. In short, increased costs and demands on our services are higher than what we planned for last year and we have to make additional savings to be able to balance our budget.

Last year, we set out a clear path forward and started making some very tough decisions on how we shape our Council to deliver services in the future, how we prioritise our spending on the services we deliver and how we balance our budget.

Our Business Plan is based on a clear mission for Cornwall Council of working with communities for a carbon neutral Cornwall, where everyone can start well, live well and age well. Our priorities, shaped by our residents and young people, are to make Cornwall:

  • A brilliant place to be a child and grow up
  • In a thriving, sustainable Cornwall that offers a secure home, a decent income and a great environment for all
  • With vibrant, safe, supportive communities where people help each other live well
  • All supported by an empowering and enterprising Council that offers a consistently excellent customer experience and great value for money

Our budget proposals reflect these priorities. We are now seeking views on our plans to deliver these priorities within the budget available to us. Our proposals build on the actions we have already taken to reduce the size of our organisation, tackle the housing crisis, turbo-charge our economy, and make Cornwall the first place in the UK to be net carbon neutral.

The budget consultation closed at midnight on Sunday 15 January 2023.

During the consultation, people were invited to complete the budget survey below.

A report of the consultation feedback will be published here ahead of the Cornwall Council Cabinet meeting on 08 February 2023.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Please complete our short survey to give your views on Cornwall Council's draft budget for 2023-24. This survey has been extended and will now close on 15 January 2023.

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    We will use the information you provide to inform Cornwall Council's budget for 2023-24.

    The Data Controller for the information you provide in this survey is Cornwall Council, New County Hall, Treyew Road, Truro TR1 3AY. Data Protection Registration Number: Z1745294. Once the survey has closed, your data will be held within Cornwall Council’s secure network and premises for up to 2 years. Where we ask you to supply personal data on this form, we will only make access to this data available to authorised members of staff who are required to process it for the purposes outlined in this privacy notice. Please note that other information you provide, such as responses to open questions, may be published in full.

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