Give your opinion on council budget plans

Coun Peter Wilson outside Chorley Town Hall
Coun Peter Wilson outside Chorley Town Hall

Residents can have their say on how Chorley Council plans to spend its money in the coming financial year.

The council’s budget proposals include £2.8m of investment in services and freezing council tax for the fourth year.

“When we’re hearing stories of devastation to services from other authorities it is amazing for us to be saying to residents that we are going to be able to protect frontline services, we are proposing to invest a further £2.8m in services, a total of £12m over the last few years, and proposing to freeze council tax again this year.”

Coun Peter Wilson

Councillors agreed the plans at a meeting on Thursday and now residents can give their views before final decisions are made in March.

Coun Peter Wilson, deputy council leader, said: “Local government is undergoing a revolution and with the changes to funding from central government we have to become more self-sufficient and things are already starting to change.

“When we’re hearing stories of devastation to services from other authorities it is amazing for us to be saying to residents that we are going to be able to protect frontline services, we are proposing to invest a further £2.8m in services, a total of £12m over the last few years, and proposing to freeze council tax again this year.”

The proposals include more improvements to Chorley town centre and free swimming for children during school holidays.

To take part in the budget consultation, go to chorley.gov.uk or go to the council offices on Union Street before Sunday, February 14.