Cabinet on Tour is coming to Pontefract Town Hall

14/11/2017, PR8694

​People are being invited to come and take part in Wakefield Council’s next Cabinet on Tour event. These meetings are where key decisions are made following discussion between the elected members.

Pontefract Town Hall
Pontefract Town Hall

​The next meeting is on Tuesday, November 21 at Pontefract Town Hall, from 10.30am to 12 noon. People will have the opportunity to discuss what matters most to them, as the Council considers its priorities for its 2018/19 budget.

£171m has already been wiped off Wakefield's budget since 2011 and the Council needs to save a further £13m in 2018/19.

Cllr Peter Box CBE
Cllr Peter Box CBE, Leader of Wakefield Council

​Wakefield Council Leader, Cllr Peter Box CBE, said:  "I hope people will come to this meeting where they will receive a warm welcome. We'll be asking for their views on what matters most to them, to help us to identify our priorities when planning the 2018/19 budget.

"We are, without doubt, the most efficient, innovative and enterprising we have ever been. But continued cuts in Government funding, and changes to the issues we face, mean we need to deliver things differently and find new ways of funding what we do."

Wakefield Council's Cabinet meets regularly to discuss the district's important issues as well as hearing reports about the different council functions. The reason for taking Cabinet meetings 'on tour' around the district is to make it easier for people to attend.

Residents who can't attend the meeting can have their say on the budget  by visiting www.wakefield.gov.uk/budget until Monday 20 November. Residents will then have the opportunity to comment on these proposals once they are published in December.

People can tweet their questions on the day to @mywakefield and councillors will answer as many as possible.

The meeting will be streamed live or can be seen on the Council's website later.

For further information and to watch the video visit www.wakefield.gov.uk/livestream

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