Your budget, your say

What we're doing

The short survey talks about the council’s aims for the borough, and how we plan on getting there. There is the option to say how much you agree with our plans to tackle each aim, as well as a free text box for you to explain your answers or mention anything we might have missed. We are also asking residents to feed into our short-term recovery plan, which focuses on how we are bringing essential services back to full capacity.

When we're doing it?

Between 18-Oct-2021 and 13-Dec-2021

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

In the survey we’ve summarised the council’s priorities and the actions for 2022/23 and beyond, which we’re proposing to guide us into a recovery that leaves no one behind.

We would like you to have a look at the priorities and tell us if you agree with them or not. We are also asking if there is anything you’d like to see in next year’s budget or if you have any other views about our aims, priorities, and spending.

All the information you give us will help us put together our budget for next year and we will publish a summary of the results.

As well as informing the budget for 2022/23, your responses will also be fed into each of our Shared Outcomes and the priority actions that follow.

What happened?

The budget consultation consisted of an online survey which summarised the council’s priorities and actions for 2022/2023 asking respondents whether they agreed with them or not, and what they thought should also be added to the short-term recovery plan and outcomes.

The survey ran for a period of just over 6 weeks with 664 responses received from a variety of age bands and ethnic backgrounds.

Overall, 236 individual comments were received on what people would like to see added to our short-term recovery plan.

The proportion of people agreeing with each priority action varied across the 9 Kirklees outcomes.

In total 1,241 individual comments were given on the 9 Kirklees outcomes in response to what priority actions they felt were missing and should be considered.

Detailed analysis is currently ongoing with a full report due to be published shortly.

What difference did the work make?

The results of the survey have been considered by Cabinet and have formed part of their discussions in preparing the council’s proposed budget for 2022/23.

The Cabinet’s proposed budget includes circa £4 million to for the short-term recovery plan, which focuses directly on a number of concerns raised by respondents. This includes immediate environmental improvements such as fly-tipping and street cleansing.

Methods of involvement

MethodHowHow many peopleStartEnd
OnlineOnline SurveyAs many as possible18-10-202113-12-2021

Contact details

01484 221000

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