The Big Conversation

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.

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.

Derby's Big Conversation continues

To overcome these challenges, we want to get everyone talking. The Big Conversation will continue to 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.

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.  You can give your views:

Online Budget Simulator

The ‘Your Council, Your Money, Your Views’ Budget Simulator closed on 31 March 2015, we will produce the final report on the results of this during the summer of 2015.

You can read the initial results we reported on 17 October 2014 as well as Derby’s Big Conversation Main Findings – Report on the Feedback Received between 21 July and 20 November 2014

Council Budget Proposals for 2015/16

Our Revenue Budget Proposals document outlines the main proposals for the Council's budget plans for 2015/16 to 2017/18.  View the presentation slides from the Budget Consultation event held on 7 January 2015.

At its meeting held on 18 February, Council Cabinet considered the results of the Council’s Budget Consultation for 2015/16, along with Derby’s Big Conversation Main Findings – Report on the Feedback Received between 21 July and 20 November 2014

This feedback was further considered at the Full Council meeting held on 4 March 2015 as it agreed the Council’s budget for 2015/16. 

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