Budget proposals - tell us what you think

The Council has published its budget proposals which commit to freezing Council tax for both 2015/16 and 2016/17 - the third year in a row.

Budget proposals - tell us what you think

We’re also putting forward a number of one-off investments thanks to careful financial management and making savings early, supporting our drive to help create jobs and investment in the borough’s economy and making the borough a better place to live and work. These include:

  • A £1 million fund to boost high streets and the borough’s district centres.
  • Free swimming for residents over 50 free at council pools until 2020 to help improve health. £1m to run the Community Pride Fund again in 2017/18.
  • £650,000 to support regeneration in St Georges, including funding to help refurbish the Council-owned Gower St former youth centre.
  • An additional £250,000 to support events to help attract more visitors to the borough and promote it as a destination.
  • Almost £4 million to help roll out superfast broadband to parts of the borough where there is no broadband infrastructure and where none is planned.
View more details about the proposals

We want to hear your viewhttp://www.telford.gov.uk/info/20262/the_councils_budget/477/budget_consultation_2015tation_2015">on your priorities for the borough and what you think of our budget proposalhttp://www.telford.gov.uk/budgetef="/budget">www.telford.gov.uk/budget has a short online questionnaire and lots more information about the Council’s budget.

Make sure you give us your views.