What Matters To You?

What matters most to you when it comes to the services that you want your council tax spent on? And how much council tax are you willing to pay to fund them?

The County Council has launched a county-wide consultation called ‘What Matters To You?’ and is inviting residents to answer those questions.

That includes you. If you live in West Sussex, you can give your views and help to shape the 2015/16 budget. It’s your council too.

The County Council provides more than £500m worth of services to more than 800,000 residents in the county.

Among those services – delivered 24 hours a day, seven days a week – are ones which support the elderly, protect children in care, maintain the county’s road network and provide the county’s fire service.

Over the last four years the authority has seen a 28% reduction in the money it gets from central government and has made savings of £120 million without any increases in council tax.

You can find out more about at www.westsussex.gov.uk/whatmatters or complete the survey at www.surveymonkey.com/s/whatmatterswestsussex

Paper copies are also available at County Council libraries.

The ‘What Matters to You?’ consultation runs until Sunday 12 October 2014.