Marvin's coming to Speedwell to talk budget challenge

November 02 2016

PEOPLE in Fishponds are being encouraged to attend a public event to discuss Bristol’s future.

PEOPLE in Fishponds are being encouraged to attend a public event to discuss Bristol’s future.

It takes place at Bristol Brunel Academy on Wednesday November 16 at 7pm and is one of four meetings being held where people can share ideas with the Mayor, Marvin Rees, following the launch of Bristol City Council’s draft Corporate Strategy  for the next five years.

It details the challenges for the city and outlines possible solutions to a budget gap of at least £92m from April 2017 – March 2022.  

Against a background of anticipated increase in demand for services such as schools, social care and transport and related pressure on budgets, the council is rethinking its role,  anticipating less direct provision of services and a bigger role in helping others – including community and voluntary groups, businesses and citizens – to get things done.

Entry is by ticket only. Tickets can be reserved by visiting http://bit.ly/2dS29Mz 

The consultation runs until January 5. The proposals are available at bristol.gov.uk/corpstrategy.