You have until 31st January to have your say on the council budget.
This week the Tories approved a consultation on cutting libraries. Their preferred option would involve closing the mobile library that serves our rural communities along with Chipping Sodbury Library and cutting smaller libraries like Winterbourne to 2 days a week opening funded by South Glos. Main libraries like Yate and Thornbury would have their hours cut by 8 hours per week on average. We'll let you know how to comment when the consultation starts.
They also cut the 9 council-funded PCSOs, resisting the option of delaying until they've published their budget proposals so we could make a well-informed decision on whether the savings could be found elsewhere.