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How would you spend the borough's money?

PUBLISHED: 16:09 11 November 2009 | UPDATED: 11:12 23 August 2010

A CROSS-section of residents is being asked how they would alter the borough s spending. Gravesham Borough Council is inviting about 50 people drawn from the 900 member s of its residents panel to take part in an exercise designed to gauge priorities wi

A CROSS-section of residents is being asked how they would alter the borough's spending.

Gravesham Borough Council is inviting about 50 people drawn from the 900 member's of its residents' panel to take part in an exercise designed to gauge priorities within the town.

This is the third time a council tax consultation has been organised, and its results will have an impact on the budget for the next financial year.

Council leader Mike Snelling pointed to the decision to appoint a Youth Cabinet Member with £50,000 of allocated spending last year as a direct result of input from the previous consultation.

He said: "We want to look at priorities.

"This is not about how much we will be increasing or decreasing tax, but at whether we should be concentrating more on one service instead of another." The process will begin with a workshop on Tuesday November 24 and be followed with an all-day event the following Saturday.


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