Find Out More About Council Tax Rise In Kirklees

An information event is taking place at Huddersfield Town Hall on Thursday evening.

Kirklees residents will get an opportunity to ask questions about Kirklees Council’s budget at an information event on Thursday 25 January 2018 from 7pm to 8.30pm at Huddersfield Town Hall.

The event is a chance to hear the latest information about Kirklees Council’s budget, and for residents to put their questions to local party leaders and deputy leaders whilst this year’s budget debate is still live.

Participants will hear from Kirklees Council’s finance director, Debbie Hogg, about the council’s current budget position. Information shared on the night will include what’s happened over the last few years, the outcome of a recent budget challenge exercise, and an overview of Kirklees Council’s current finances.

Residents taking part will then have an opportunity to put questions to local politicians, including Cllr Shabir Pandor (Labour Deputy Leader), Cllr John Taylor (Conservative Deputy Leader), Cllr Nicola Turner (Liberal Democrats Leader) and Cllr Andrew Cooper (Green Party Leader).

Councillor Shabir Pandor, Deputy Leader of Kirklees Council, said:

“Kirklees Council continues to face tough financial challenges. The amount of money we receive to provide local services is decreasing at a time when demand for some activities is rising. This means we need to make changes to what we do and the way we do it.

“We know that many people are worried about how these changes will affect local families and communities across Kirklees, so we want to make sure that you can ask your questions ahead of this year’s budget setting meeting.”

Anyone wishing to take part can register by visiting: www.kirkleesbudget2018.eventbrite.com or by calling 01484 221000 and asking for Jackie Ingham.

Residents will also be able to follow the event online via live webcast and twitter.

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