Community council launches service cuts survey

Argyll and Bute Council has put more than 140 savings options out for public consultation as it tries to bridge a budget gap of up to �26 million.
Argyll and Bute Council has put more than 140 savings options out for public consultation as it tries to bridge a budget gap of up to �26 million.

Bute Community Council has launched a short survey asking members of the public if they feel they have enough information on suggestions for major cuts in council services.

The survey - featuring only two tick-box questions - has been launched after several BCC members said they had not been given enough detail to allow them to give properly informed views in Argyll and Bute Council’s ‘Service Choices’ consultation.

Community councillor Paul Duffy, who has organised the survey, told BCC’s November meeting recently that if people on Bute feel they don’t have enough information about the council consultation, BCC would go back to Argyll and Bute Council asking for more detail to ensure residents are better informed.

To complete the survey, click here; hard copies are also available at Rothesay Library.

The council’s consultation, called ‘Planning Our Future’, runs until December 31 and seeks the public’s views on each of more than 140 suggested savings options.

BCC is seeking answers to its own survey by December 17.