We are asking Cramlington residents for their views on the Town Council’s proposed budget for next year.
The Town Council is responsible for a range of local community and environmental services including parks and playgrounds, allotments, litter and street cleaning, grass cutting and flower beds.
For the last 2 years the Town Council has not increased its precept with cost increases being absorbed by efficiency measures. The proposal for 2019/20 is to increase the average charge to residents from £102.40p to £108.94p a year. An increase of £6.54p a year or 12.5 pence a week.
Proposed new schemes for 2019/20 include improving the signage at the entrances to the town and, subject to local consultation, improving the provision for young people with developments such as the provision of a multi-use games area (MUGA) at Seven Oaks Park.
We will also consider the provision of teen shelters in appropriate areas and offer support for a range of initiatives to provide activities for young people.
The council also plans to take on an environmental enforcement officer to address issues such as dog-fouling and littering, including the dropping of cigarette ends and unauthorised bonfires.
The Town Council also plans to enhance services in areas such as grass-cutting, street cleansing, floral displays and hedge maintenance.
Tell us what you think about our proposals and what services should be a priority. More information is contained is available below.
Do you support our proposals?
The information you provide will help to guide our decisions to ensure we deliver services which matter most to you.
To take part, please complete the form below or send a letter to the Town Council offices. The budget consultation will end 7th January 2019.