Dudley councillors keen for bal-lots of consultation answers

First published in Local

DUDLEY councillors are hoping bal-LOTS of people will join a spending consultation by putting their views in voting boxes.

Ballot boxes are being placed in council-run buildings to encourage residents to have their say on whether they would be prepared to pay extra council tax to protect council services.

The cash-strapped authority says key services will be cut if it cannot raise more money but a hike of more than two per cent in council tax will have to be approved by residents in a referendum.

Councillor Pete Lowe, cabinet member for finance, said: “The ballot boxes are now out in around 30 sites across the borough and we hope people will take a couple of minutes to take part.

“Dudley Council delivers more than 800 services to local people and the scale of the choice and the tough decisions before us can not be underestimated."

As well as leaflet forms with the ballot boxes the consultation can also be completed online at www.dudley.gov.uk or at the council’s Dudley borough Facebook page or via twitter @dudleymbc

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1:05am Sat 15 Dec 12

marlene030346 says...

As Dudley Council is now strapped for cash as quoted I really believe that we the residents cannot afford so many councillors and like other employees we must demand more for less from them as they have sanctioned for others.Those who are as proud as they say to represent Dudley should now be willing to take a pay cut or step down.This would sort out those who put the borough before themselves and their pockets.Thats my opinion,thats my answer to our financial problems TOO MANY COUNCILLORS!
As Dudley Council is now strapped for cash as quoted I really believe that we the residents cannot afford so many councillors and like other employees we must demand more for less from them as they have sanctioned for others.Those who are as proud as they say to represent Dudley should now be willing to take a pay cut or step down.This would sort out those who put the borough before themselves and their pockets.Thats my opinion,thats my answer to our financial problems TOO MANY COUNCILLORS! marlene030346
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