The Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead’s proposed budget for 2021/22 has been published and is now ready for public consultation.
The budget proposals look to support our most vulnerable residents and support the local economic recovery while ensuring that the council continues to provide high quality services for all residents.
The proposals aim to provide a stable footing for future years after additional pressures on this year’s budget with COVID-19.
Councillor Andrew Johnson, leader of the council, says: “This year has been a difficult year and had it not been for COVID-19 we would have been in a much better position. COVID-19 has limited our ability to bring in income through a variety of means.
“Many other councils up and down the country are in a similar position to us with additional pressures being placed on services throughout the pandemic. We also don’t know the full extent of the impact of COVID-19 yet, with the economic and health effects on our borough still to be fully realised.
“There have been some difficult decisions made for this year’s proposed budget, but we do have a legal duty to deliver a balanced budget. I would encourage residents to get involved in the consultation process, which is the first time we have held such a consultation, and have their say around the proposals and let us know if there are other ways we can deliver the services that matter to them.”
The budget proposals were discussed at cabinet on Thursday 17 December. They will now be consulted on before they are discussed again in February with the final budget being discussed at Full Council on 23 February 2021.
To get involved with the budget consultation visit our RBWM Together website.