Plans for millions of pounds worth of investments in services for Dudley borough residents are being put to the public to have their say.
The government is currently consulting on our financial settlement but early indications suggest it will be favourable for the council which will leave an extra £7.5million to spend on services.
Members of the council are also planning to increase the rate of council tax to add to that investment, but people will still pay one of the lowest rates in the country.
Plans include raising the level of council tax by 3.99 per cent, two per cent of which will go directly to helping the elderly and most vulnerable people in the borough. That increase equates to less than 80p for the average home*a week, or the price of a litre of milk.
With these investments the council will be able to invest in a range of services including weekly bin collections, improving parks and open spaces and boosting the borough’s CCTV network.
People are now being given the chance to have their say on how that money could be spent.
* Figure relates to Dudley Council element of the council tax only and for a Band B property