Stockport Council is facing an ongoing financial challenge and increasing demand for statutory services such as adult’s social care. This means that there is an anticipated gap in the budget of up to £47 million pounds over the next four years and the income generated from Council Tax and Business Rates alone will no longer be sufficient to cover the cost of some services.
The Council is committed to engaging with, and informing, Stockport residents with regard to how they will work in the future. The aim of this consultation exercise is to inform us of the current proposals regarding street cleansing and the maintenance of parks and highway verges; to outline the impact these decisions would have and to invite feedback on them.
There is a need to reduce spending across these service areas by £540,000. Specifically £300,000 from the street cleansing budget and £240,000 from the greenspace budget.
Please take 5 minutes to complete the online survey, we must all speak out and explain why greenspace is important. There is a strong possibility that the council will no longer help to maintain the Carrs.