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2019 budget consultation

Consultation overview

(View the above video’s transcript here).

Over the past four years, we have made budgetary savings of more than £27 million. Some of the ways we have done this include:

  • streamlining senior management and reducing our workforce by more than 400 employees
  • relocating staff and closing some council premises
  • developing more online services

Also, we have remodelled two children’s homes, removed surplus properties and assets, and reorganised our back office services.

Despite the changes made to date, we still have to make a further £35 million saving by 2023, which is currently 12.9% of our net budget.

In this consultation, some of the areas we are asking you about include:

  • council tax
  • street cleaning
  • pest control
  • CCTV
  • homelessness
  • education and support services
  • digital services

Respond and win a prize*

Those 13 and over who complete this survey will have the opportunity to be entered into a free prize draw to win one of the following:

  • Two tickets to ‘It’s a Wonderful life’ at Blaengarw Workmens' Hall on Thursday 14 November
  • Family of four ticket for ‘Snow White’ pantomime at The Pavilion Porthcawl on Saturday 14 December
  • One year Halo gym membership

Terms and conditions apply for the prize draw

Prize draw

  • Two tickets to ‘It’s a Wonderful life’ at Blaengarw Workmens' Hall on Thursday 14 November
  • Family of four ticket for ‘Snow White’ pantomime at The Pavilion Porthcawl on Saturday 14 December
  • One year Halo gym membership

Terms and conditions

Respondents under the age of 16 will only be eligible to be entered into the prize draw for the opportunity to win a family of four pantomime ticket for The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl.

We will pass the details of the winner of the one year Halo membership to Halo Leisure who will contact you directly. For the pantomime or show tickets we will contact the winners directly.

We will not pass your email address, phone number or other personal information onto any other organisation.

Please refer to the privacy notice detailed at the beginning of the survey. Your personal data will be used for the purposes of the prize draw only. It will be held by the consultation team until the end of the consultation period (3 November), after this it will be securely removed from our system.

Terms and conditions

Respondents under the age of 16 will only be eligible to be entered into the prize draw for the opportunity to win a family of four pantomime ticket for The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl.

We will pass the details of the winner of the one year Halo membership to Halo Leisure, who will contact you directly. For the pantomime or show tickets we will contact the winners directly (for those aged 13 to 16 this will be via your school).

We will not pass your email address, phone number or other personal information onto any other organisation.

Please refer to the privacy notice at the beginning of the survey. Your personal data will be used for the prize draw only. It will be held by the consultation team until the end of the consultation period (3 November). After this it will be securely removed from our system.

*Unfortunately under 13s are not eligible for the prize draw.

How to respond

This consultation period will begin on the 9 September 2019 and close on the 3 November 2019. You can respond or ask further questions in the following ways:

Alternative formats are also available upon request.

Contact

Communications, Marketing and Engagement

Bridgend County Borough Council
Telephone: (01656) 643664
Address: Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB.

Engagement workshops

You can also respond at our community engagement workshops.

A timetable of community engagement workshops.
Date Venue Time
Thursday 12 September Aberkenfig Library 9:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday 21 September Maesteg Library 9:30am to 13:00pm
Monday 23 September Bridgend Library 16:00pm to 19:00pm
Thursday 26 September Bettws Library 14:00pm to 16:00pm
Monday 30 September Sarn Library 9:30am to 12:30pm
Saturday 5 October Porthcawl Library 9:30am to 13:30pm
Thursday 10 October Pyle Library 14:00pm to 16:00pm
Thursday 24 October Pencoed Library 11:00am to 13:00pm
Monday 28 October Ogmore Valley Life Centre 16:00pm to 19:00pm
Tuesday 29 October Pontycymmer Library 15:00pm to 17:00pm

Social media question and answer sessions

Join our live social media question and answer sessions with the Chief Executive.

A schedule of social media question sessions.
Platform Date Time
Twitter and Facebook 02 October 2019 5:30pm

Important consultation dates

A likely timetable for procedures and proposals.
Activity Date
Response deadline 3 November 2019
Report to Cabinet on the outcomes of the consultation 17 December 2019

Don’t forget you can still have your say on improving council services by joining our Citizens’ Panel.

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