Due to cuts in government funding and rising costs of providing services, the Council has to save £69 million over the next three years. This means we will not be able to afford to provide all the services we currently do in every home, organisation and business in Derby.
Derby’s Big Conversation is about exploring the challenges facing the city due to the cuts in funding to public sector service providers. It is also about developing a strong and meaningful long-term vision for Derby.
To overcome these challenges, we want to get everyone talking. The Big Conversation will be a partnership between public, private, voluntary and faith organisations as well as our many diverse communities.
We want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to influence these decisions by inviting you to tell us which services are the most important to you, your family and your community.
To do this, we are giving you, the people of Derby, the opportunity to understand where the Council currently spends its money and decide where you think less should be spent to save £69 million.
We encourage everyone to have their say on the future of the Council and would welcome your views and feedback at any stage as we continue our Big Conversation - so make your views count.
Take part in our Your Money Your Views budget simulator and find out more about the events we will be holding over the next six months. For more information on this please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take part in the online budget simulator and follow the guidance below:
We've published our Revenue Budget Proposals document in preparation for finalising the 2015/16 budget. This document outlines the main proposals for the Council's budget plans for 2015/16 to 2017/18.
Once you've completed the budget simulator we'd encourage you to please read the Revenue Budget Proposals document and have your say on the future of the Council.
If you have specific feedback on the details contained in the Revenue Budget Proposal and how we can balance our budget, take part in the consultation by completing the feedback form on our Your City Your Say pages.