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Published 19 January 2018

West Dunbartonshire Council is holding drop-in sessions at libraries to help residents participate in this year’s budget consultation.

The Council is keen to hear the views of residents on the proposals identified by Council officers to help address the difference between the funding the Council receives, and the cost of providing its services to the public.

Residents who don’t have access to a computer, need help getting online or accessing the internet, or who have questions about the consultation and options can visit their local library where a community engagement officer will be happy to help.

The drop-in sessions will take place from 4pm-7.00pm in:

Dumbarton Library – Wednesday 24 January

Alexandria Library – Tuesday 30 January

Clydebank Library – Wednesday 31 January

Finance spokesperson, Cllr Ian Dickson said: "We’ve had an excellent response to our budget consultation so far and people are taking the time to look at the options and make considered choices. We are keen to keep doing everything we can to get the views of as many residents as possible.  These drop-in sessions provide another way for people to make their views known. It will help residents who may not have access to a computer or who maybe just need a bit of assistance completing the survey. Along with assistance from our library staff, we will also have a member of our Community Engagement team at the sessions to help answer any questions from residents on the consultation. We are committed to listening to the public and we value their feedback which is very important to us. When we set the budget in March, our decisions will be informed by the wishes of our citizens, so I would urge everyone to please take a few minutes to help deliver the right budget that will benefit you and your family.”

The online consultation, which runs until 5 February, can be completed on our 2018/19 West Dunbartonshire Council Budget page or questions relating to the survey please email  engagement@west-dunbarton.gov.uk