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2018 Budget Engagement

How we consulted on our budget for 2019/20

We undertook a comprehensive programme of budget consultation and engagement between 28 September and 17 December 2018. Thank you to everyone who took part and gave us their views on the draft budget, we appreciate the value your contribution in helping us make some of the difficult decisions that we face.

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During our budget consultation we asked for views on our draft budget to get an understanding of priorities, needs and aspirations for our services and your community.

  • View our budget consultation and engagement feedback summary report (please note this is a large document)
  • View our 'Your say on the budget' report that outlines what we have done, are doing or plan to do about the things you told us through our budget engagement

This report, that was considered by the Council's Cabinet, Overview and Scrutiny Committees and Full Council during February 2019, summarises the views and comments we received from residents, businesses, partners and stakeholders through our online survey, chats in town centres, Community Network Panel meetings, Stakeholder events and themed budget discussion groups.

People in Cornwall were able to give us their views on the draft budget in a number of ways:

  • Online survey
  • Informal chats with Cabinet Members in 19 town centres
  • Community Network Panel and cluster panel meetings that discussed the budget
  • Four themed resident budget discussion groups
  • Contact their local Cornwall Councillor
  • Email 
  • Two special stakeholder events