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Wednesday, 13 January 2021
Have you say on Brent Budget at Brent Connects tomorrow or give your views via on-line consultation
Thursday's zoom Brent Connects will focus on the budget proposals for 2021-22 and 2022-23 as well as a briefing on the new round of CIL bids.
There is also an on-line consultation which closes on January 31st.
Brent Connects is a space for local communities to come together and discuss the things that matter most to you.
About this Event
The upcoming Brent Connects session onThursday 14 January 2021, 6-7.30pmwill focus on the council's draft budget and NCIL funding.
The session will focus on the proposals for the council’s 2021/22 and 2022/23 budget.
Join us to learn more about how budgets are developed, why cost savings are needed and the council's priorities over the next few years.
We want to hear your thoughts on the draft budget proposals and give you the opportunity to get any questions answered.
The Grants Team will also tell you all about the upcoming round of NCIL funding and how you can apply.
You'll be invited to join a breakout room where you can discuss these topics in more detail with others in your community and there will also be a soapbox slot where you can raise any issues or promote activities in your local area.
Voices of the community and generating new ideas are key to making Brent a better place to live, work and visit, so book your place today.
The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom, but do not worry if you’ve never used Zoom before as we’ll be sending detailed instructions to all attendees beforehand.
Residents are being invited to take part in the consultation on Brent Council’s draft budget proposals for 2021/22.
Over the past ten years, Brent like many other local authorities, has
been faced with increasing financial pressures caused by significant
funding cuts and a growing demand for services.
Some tough decisions were made early on which has left the council in
a strong financial position, however the unprecedented effects of
COVID-19, including increased spending and a loss of income, has meant
that the task of balancing the budget is more challenging this year than
it has ever been.
Councillor Margaret McLennan, Deputy Leader of Brent Council, said:
“I want to encourage all residents to get involved and give their
views on this year’s budget, which may be our most important ever.
“The budget will affect everyone so it’s vital we hear as many views as possible to help make sure we get this right.”
The budget consultation will remain open until 31 January 2021.