Perth and Kinross council are looking to hear the views of residents from across Highland Perthshire ahead of their next annual budget.
This year, in particular, has been a hard year for the council who empathise their work in ‘administering support grants; distributing food and medicine; supporting home learning’ and more throughout the lockdown.
Perth & Kinross Council Chief Executive Karen Reid said, “Councils have a statutory duty to present a balanced budget, and this can mean making difficult decisions about some of the services we deliver across communities. Much of our funding can only be used for very specific purposes, and we face additional pressures from increased demands in areas such as health and social care, welfare support, economic wellbeing, and how we make our area one of the best places for our children to grow up.
“We need our communities to tell us what we should be focussing on, and where you can help co-create and keep services running as part of the PK Offer: our new focus on working together. Everyone has something to offer. So if you think climate change is our major challenge; or believe we should increase charges rather than reducing services; or have an idea for how a voluntary group could take some pressure off Council services – please fill in the survey and let us know.”
The survey will remain open until December 9 before the council decides its 2021/2021 budget in February or March.
Those looking to express their views should follow: https://consult.pkc.gov.uk/corporate-democratic-services/pkc-budget-consultation-2021-22/