Published on 18 January 2024
Archived on 18 February 2024
District residents are now being asked for their views on Stratford-on-Avon District Council's proposed budget for the next five years, which includes continued support for the cost-of-living crisis, help for the rural communities and vulnerable residents, support to address the Climate Emergency and resources to implement the new Council Plan.
The District Council's Cabinet approved public consultation on the proposals for the next five years from 2024/25 to 2028/29 at its meeting on Monday 15 January.
Have your say
The District Council is seeking your views and suggestions and invite you to complete the survey below. We want to stress that no decisions have been made yet, and we want people to have their say in our consultation.
The budget consultation is now live: https://online1.snapsurveys.com/sdcbudget2024
Deadline for the consultation is Tuesday 6 February.
Cllr David Curtis, Resources Portfolio said: "I will also be holding some informal drop-in sessions at the District Council offices, where you can learn more about the budget proposals and I'll answer any questions residents may have and you can tell us what you think."
Main Reception, Elizabeth House, Church Street, Stratford-upon-Avon
For residents affected by inflation and other cost of living issues please visit our website, to see what support is available: Cost of Living Support | Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Following the consultation with residents, businesses and the Council's Overview and Scrutiny Committee, the findings will be considered by The Cabinet on Monday 12 February before being presented to the Full Council meeting on 26 February for final ratification.
The budget proposals include:
Rural communities and vulnerable residents
Staying healthy and active
Cost of Living Crisis support
Climate change emergency:
Council Plan and Change Programme:
The budget also proposes an increase to Council Tax of £5.00 for 2024/25 and 2025/26 and 2.99% thereafter, which for an average home represents just an additional 42p per month to the District Council next year. The Band D rate proposed will now be £164.12 for 2024/25.
Stratford-on-Avon remains a low-taxing authority, 18th lowest out of 164 district councils across the country in 2023/24.
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Elizabeth House, Church Street,
Tel: 01789 267575