Have your say on Surrey consultations
Surrey County Council is facing huge financial pressures. The number of residents needing our support – whether it is for learning disabilities or elderly care – is rising. But our core government grant has been cut by more than £200m since 2010.
We have worked hard to find more than half a billion pounds of savings in areas that have the least impact on residents, but the challenge is getting harder. For instance, Surrey already has more than 93,000 residents aged over 65 who can’t manage a domestic task on their own and this will rise by 36 per cent by 2030.
Over the next year we need to save a further £85m which means we will have to make changes to some services. So today we launched a series of consultations and we want your views by 4 January 2019 to help us shape those services for the future.
We are consulting on changes to services in five areas: children’s centres; concessionary bus fares; special educational needs and disability (SEND); libraries and cultural services; and community recycling centres.