Richmondshire District Council asks what it should spend taxpayers’ money on

Richmondshire residents and business owners are being asked what the district council should spend their money on.

The authority is undertaking a budget consultation exercise – councillors want to know what people think of its services and level of council tax.

They are being asked which services should have more cash spent on them, which should remain unchanged and which should receive less funding.

And they can give their ideas on how to increase income, reduce costs and make savings to support the authority’s budget.

“We want to work with local people to understand what they want from this council and the wide range of services we provide whether that is waste collection, planning, car parks, public toilets or community safety to name but a few,” said council leader, Councillor Angie Dale.

“We want to hear what they think – to enable us to deliver our key ambitions to enable growth, help vulnerable people, provide a healthy environment, and work with our communities.”

The questionnaire can be accessed online at or by collecting a paper copy from the council offices in Richmond, Leyburn, Hawes, Colburn and Reeth.

They must be completed and returned by November 29.

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  1. I know what Richmond Council can do with the money they want people to spend on local projects.How about cleaning up around the council bungalows on Byng Road,Catterick Garrison.since we moved there 30 months ago we have been moved between Richmondshire council and north yorks county council,both of them saying they are not responsible for the state of drains ,paths ,weeding in the areas.there are no dog bins around or litter bins but across the road at hilyard row the sweepers clean around the shops,even on a Sunday.i realise this is a bit longwinded but we are at the end of our tether.

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