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There’s still time to tell us which council services are important to you for chance to win a £100 shopping voucher

Do you think Rochford District Council should spend less, the same, or more on maintaining parks and open spaces? Is the council striving to eliminate its carbon footprint important to you? Or do you agree or disagree the council should increase its use of modern technologies in the delivery of services?

These are some of the questions that the Council is asking residents and businesses before it sets its budget for 2024/25.

Every year, Rochford District Council has to set a budget that balances spending on services within its available resources. The Council would like your views on how it spends its money and how it might raise more money to help set a balanced budget with increasing costs and reduced Government funding.

By completing our Budget Survey, you also have the option to enter into a prize draw with a chance to win a shopping voucher worth £100.

Councillor Michael Hoy, Lead Member for Resources, Climate Change and Economy of the Joint Administration at Rochford District Council, said: “Demand for council services continues to increase and so does the cost of providing them. We have all seen our bills rise, and that happens to the Council too.“

This is our first budget survey as a Joint Administration and I hope as many people as possible will use this survey as a chance to have their say and let us know which services are important to them to help us set a balanced budget.”

To have your say in our Budget Survey visit

Feedback from the survey will be used by councillors as they set the council budget and council tax for 2024/25.

The survey closes on Sunday 29 October 2023.