Has your family had their say on West Sussex County Council services?

Has your family had their say on West Sussex County Council services?


West Sussex County Council is calling all families to ask ‘have you had your say yet?’ 

What’s important to you when it comes to County Council services? How much council tax are you prepared to pay to fund them?

There is still time to make your voice count as the County Council asks ‘What Matters To You?’.

The answers given in the county-wide consultation will help shape the 2015/16 budget. So far they have heard from more than 1,500 people – but the vast majority (almost 80%) of responses have come from residents without children and less than 23% have come from residents below the age of 45.

Louise Goldsmith, Leader of the County Council, said: “We provide services worth over £500 million to more than 800,000 people in West Sussex.

“For 24 hours a day, seven days a week, our services support the elderly, protect children in care, maintain much of the county’s road network and provide the county’s fire service – and that’s just the start of it.

“Any decision we make about our budget will affect each and every one of them in some way – that’s why it is absolutely crucial for us to hear from as many of our residents as possible, from a wide cross section of our population.

“Whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever it is in West Sussex that you live – this is your chance to tell us what is important to you.”

The survey can be completed online and can be accessed by smart phone or tablet, as well as via computers and laptops.

Paper copies are also available at libraries and children and family centres across the county. You can also request a copy by calling 01243 777100 or emailing: haveyoursay@westsussex.gov.uk

The consultation closes on Sunday October 12th. To find out more, please visit What Matters To You?

Pictured: Louise Goldsmith – Leader of West Sussex County Council