City Council budget consultation extended

The City of Lincoln Council has extended its You Choose online budget consultation by one week, to allow more people to take part.

The online toolkit, which challenges Lincoln residents to balance the books at the authority, started on October 17 and was due to end on Friday, but will now be extended until 5pm on November 25.

In the You Choose exercise, participants get a budget of £25 million and can prioritise services that mean the most to them.

More than 500 people have taken part so far in the consultation.

The choices made by people will be considered for the council’s Strategic Plan, which will be published in April 2012, setting out the ambitions of the authority for the following five years.

City Council Leader Ric Metcalfe said: “We know what our own priorities are, but we need people in Lincoln to inform our decisions so we are providing the services that people want, in the way they want it.

“I’d like to encourage anyone who hasn’t taken part to do so – this is a real chance for Lincoln people to affect the services they get from their local council.”

Source: City of Lincoln Council