Council budget challenge 2017

What we're doing

Kirklees council continues to face tough financial challenges. The amount of money we receive to provide local services is decreasing at a time when demand for some activities is rising. This means we need to make changes to what we do and the way we do it. We want to understand what is important to you, your family and your community so this autumn, we would like you to take part in our budget engagement activity.

When we're doing it?

Between 09-Nov-2017 and 31-Dec-2017

We will be

  • Asking for information


  • Climate change and the environment
  • Crime and anti-social behaviour
  • Customer experiences
  • Education and learning
  • Events, leisure and culture
  • Health, wellbeing and lifestyle
  • Housing
  • Planning and regeneration
  • Roads and transport

Where's it happening?

Across the whole of Kirklees:

More information on what we're doing

Help us to understand what your priorities are for Kirklees by making your own decisions about what savings we should make in order to meet the budget challenge.

What happened?

During November and December 2017, we ran a budget consultation which asked you to try and balance the council’s finances. By using an online budget simulator people had to achieve the required savings of £28m.

We had 385 budgets submitted and of these, 83% provided their age and postcode which helps us understand the way the current financial challenges are viewed across the whole of Kirklees.

What difference did the work make?

- Not available yet

Methods of involvement

MethodHowHow many peopleStartEnd
OnlineBudget simulatorUnknown09-11-201731-12-2017

Contact details

Lisa Taylor
01484 221000

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