Tower Hamlets extends Your Borough, Your Voice

Hafiz Kadir is running as an Independent for Mayor of Tower Hamlets. Photo: Tower Hamlets Council

Tower Hamlets is in need of the public’s opinion on services spending. Photo: Tower Hamlets Council

The “Your Borough, Your Voice” campaign allows Tower Hamlets residents to nominate the services they value most, by voicing their opinions on numerous savings proposals.

Tower Hamlets council is extending the deadline for residents to share their views on services spending in a major public consultation.

Public feedback will help inform council spending decisions as they attempt to meet tighter budget constraints.

Social services is the area of focus with homecare services, mental health services and children’s centre services all being areas of potential cutback.

The consultation end date, originally 5 October , has been extended to 19 October due to residents’ requests for more time, according to a council spokesperson.

Central government austerity means that local councils must provide social services using reduced budgets.

Residents can comment on the savings proposals online, via My Tower Hamlets, or share their views at a range of borough events.

Tower Hamlets Mayor, Lutfur Rahman, said: “Unprecedented government cuts are forcing us to make hard choices about how we continue to deliver services to residents. We are looking at new delivery models and new ways of involving local people.

“’Your Borough, Your Voice” is one of our key channels to listen to residents’ views on our approach. I would urge residents to participate in this important campaign.”

Jacqueline Agate

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