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CEC Budget Consultation Survey

We have launched the public consultation about the council’s budget for 2024/25 and are asking for your input.

We know that costs and demand for council services will significantly exceed the levels of income we had planned for in the Council’s Medium-Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) 2023-27, agreed in February 2023. Many of the pressures we have seen through 2023/24 still apply and are set to escalate further.

These include the impacts of high inflation and high interest rates on loan payments seen throughout the year, the high level of demand for council services and increasing costs and complexity of needs for those children and older people who most need the council’s help.

There is also financial uncertainty following the Government’s announcement, in October, of the cancellation of HS2 north of Birmingham and the potential impacts on Crewe, Cheshire East and the wider region.  This is on top of reduction of Government funding for day-to-day services – the funding for Cheshire East Council has been cut by 63% in real terms since 2010.

The budget consultation survey is for residents and other stakeholders to provide feedback on a range of budget proposals which will be considered by councillors as part of the decision-making process to set a balanced budget for the council in 2024/25.

Following publication of the draft financial strategy and budget consultation, the council’s service committees will consider the budget proposals at public meetings in January and February.

The decision to approve and adopt the budget will be taken at a full council meeting on 27 February.

The consultation is open until 23:59 on 28 January 2024. After this date, members of the public and other stakeholders can still contact their local ward members about the proposals ahead of the full council decision on 27 February 2024.

Access the survey here: Cheshire East Council Budget Consultation for 2024 to 2025

Kind regards,

Alex Thompson

Director of Finance and Customer Services (S151 Officer)

Cheshire East Council

Scottish Power Works on Stocks Lane

You will have seen that some works are being undertaken along Stocks Lane in close proximity to Radbroke. This has the potential to cause some disruption both to Barclays colleagues at Radbroke as well as residents of the village.

These are works being undertaken by Scottish Power and are unrelated to Barclays’ operation or the campus redevelopment works.

The Barclays team are managing this issue as best they can to ensure that any disruption is kept to a minimum and that business continuity is maintained throughout.

Invitation – Festive Friends – Christmas Carol Celebration at Radbroke

Barclays Radbroke would like to invite the local community to join them for a free Christmas Carol Celebrations event on Thursday 30 November in their refurbished restaurant, Byte & Co.  If you would like to attend, you can reserve your space by clicking on the link below. Please note, this invitation is for adults only.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/festive-friends-christmas-carol-celebration-tickets-746955553167?aff=oddtdtcreator

Bluedot Festival Residents’ Tickets

The Bluedot festival is returning to Jodrell Bank 20-23 July 2023 for a four-day carnival of music and science.

To thank Over Peover neighbours for your support, Bluedot invite you to join them for a Locals’ Night on the opening night of Thursday 20th July. The evening concert will be presented by BBC3’s Unclassified Live with Elizabeth Alker, headlined by Max Richter with the BBC Concert Orchestra performing Richter’s Voices and Recomposed.

As residents of Over Peover, you are also eligible for a 30% ticket discount for the remaining days. Click here to see the line up.

To learn more about accessing your free tickets and applying for residents’ discounts visit www.discoverthebluedot.com/info/residents