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The ‘Unprecedented Times’ budget consultation has now closed.

Thank you to everyone who took part.

Your feedback will make a difference by helping to shape the Council budget.

We are currently analysing all the feedback received and the final consultation report will be made available here in early 2021 after it has been presented to Cabinet.


Council-wide services include areas such as human resources, finance, ICT, legal, transformation and data gathering, and engaging with residents.

A key priority in this area is to enable an efficient and empowering council, particularly as we move forward from COVID-19.

We have developed a number of proposals to balance the budget and ensure there is enough money to tackle these priorities.

We want to hear:

  • Your views on the budget proposals
  • Ideas for further savings that could be made.

To find out more please watch our animation or read about the detailed council-wide proposals here.

Share your views:

There are lots of ways you can get involved, just click on one of the tabs below.

An easy read survey will be available shortly.

This consultation will be open until 3 December 2020.

The ‘Unprecedented Times’ budget consultation has now closed.

Thank you to everyone who took part.

Your feedback will make a difference by helping to shape the Council budget.

We are currently analysing all the feedback received and the final consultation report will be made available here in early 2021 after it has been presented to Cabinet.


Council-wide services include areas such as human resources, finance, ICT, legal, transformation and data gathering, and engaging with residents.

A key priority in this area is to enable an efficient and empowering council, particularly as we move forward from COVID-19.

We have developed a number of proposals to balance the budget and ensure there is enough money to tackle these priorities.

We want to hear:

  • Your views on the budget proposals
  • Ideas for further savings that could be made.

To find out more please watch our animation or read about the detailed council-wide proposals here.

Share your views:

There are lots of ways you can get involved, just click on one of the tabs below.

An easy read survey will be available shortly.

This consultation will be open until 3 December 2020.

Ask a question at our event

We will be holding an online Cabinet Question Time event on 3 December at 7pm.  You can send us a question to be asked on the night - we’ll answer as many as time allows.  You will be able to watch the event here.

Please do not share any personal information about yourself or anybody else here.  For example only use first names, not full names.

The question time event took place on 3 December. Thank you to everyone who took part. Your feedback will make a difference by helping to shape the Council budget.

I have added a number of discussion points / issues on the "Share Views on Council Wide proposals, Can these be identified and by chair and addressed at this meetingDeeGee

DeeGee about 2 months ago

Unprecedented Times (page 8) discusses capital projects and how the council can raise money. One is private sector investment. Has the council, along with Cheshire East, Warrington, and Halton councils, discussed with CPF Cheshire Pension Fund investing locally. I am a pensioner of CPF, and our £6 billion fund is for 100,000 local government employees. Residents also pay the "employers contribution" through Council Tax.Rather than CPF investing widely elsewhere, do councillors think it is better to support local investments and capital for low cost housing, retrofitting insulation, green power, and telecoms. Capital investing locally would provide employment, council income, improve the housing stock, build for the future, help hard pressed families, alleviate fuel poverty, improve home working, and generally boost our economy to improve the future for all residents, my family , and my grandchildrenDave - on behalf of www.cpfmembersforum.com

mdp about 2 months ago

I find quite insane that the council are spending nearly a 3rd of its' budget on "Health & Wellbeing."Parents, who choose to have children are the sole responsibility of their child's health & wellbeing, not the council. And spending upwards of £189,000 per person for their 'complex needs' is another incredible figure - why is this not limited to say £52,000 per year as an upper limited? And why is the council using the "climate emergency" as a category of spends? This a political statement and CWCC should not use it, instead just focus on recycling, street care, road repairs, what you should be doing.

Sam A. about 2 months ago

It’s not clear from any of the savings initiatives mentioned in the "Unprecedented times" consultation document, whether this is a one off saving or if sustainable. Clearly you can only sell your buildings once, so isn’t it short sighted to get rid of buildings that could instead return an annual income, or provide much needed social housing instead ?

CheshireLady 2 months ago

How does Cheshire West & Chester "benchmark" against other councils in relation to the service quality and costs of delivering those services. How do we know if our council is under/over performing when compared with other councils ?

CheshireLady 2 months ago