Bristol Mayor, Marvin Rees has launched an online budget calculator designed to show the public the challenge and impact of reducing City Council spending.
For the first time Bristol people can see the projected budget and suggest where savings can be made, along with the potential consequences of doing so; users are required to save £60m across the whole range of services provided by the council. People’s responses will be taken in to account by council officers, Cabinet Members and the Mayor as they make plans to meet the challenge.
In other UK cities Culture has lost out when councils have had to make similar difficult decisions, so it’s important to take part and make your views known.
More information including a film about how to use the calculator can be found here