Budget consultation for 2013/14


South Oxfordshire District Council asked for your views about how it spends its budget in 2013/14.

Feedback was invited on how you think the Council should prioritise, how the Council should spend funds in these financially uncertain times and whether Council Tax should be frozen or reduced.

The survey included questions about areas where the Council is considering investing more such as sport and leisure, community grants, street cleaning, Cornerstone Arts Centre and housing support. It also covered whether the Council should use powers to change the amount of Council Tax paid on properties such as empty and second homes.

As part of the consultation the Council also carried out a workshop with members of its Residents’ Panel to discuss the issues in depth.

The following document provides background information about council finances.

Consultation results

You can view the full results of the survey as well as a report on the findings and copy of the draft customer service standards considered at the budget workshop here:


What happens next?

The results of the consultation will be used to inform the budget that the Cabinet puts forward before a final budget is agreed at a Council meeting on Thursday 21 February 2013.

Information about what you told us and the budget decisions taken in response will be made available on our web pages.

Any questions?

If you have any questions about the budget consultation please contact the Shared Consultation Officer.

Consultation closed 7 November 2012

Last reviewed: 17 - 01 - 2014

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