Council leader Jim Gifford will be answering questions on the proposed 2013/14 budget during an online meeting this evening.
The proposed budget is going to the full council for approval in February but public opinion on the budget is still being sought. People who were not able to make the 2 public meetings in December or the one in Stirchen on Wednesday will be able to ask questions of Councillor Gifford tonight at the online meeting which is being held on Facebook & Twitter.
Speaking ahead of the meeting Councillor Gifford said,
It is important that the council engages with communities as part of the budget-setting process.
The two previous events and online question and answer session were a success and I look forward to these further opportunities to outline our approach to setting budgets, hear public views and answer any questions people may have about how money is allocated.
The online meeting with Councillor Jim Gifford takes place tonight between 5 & 7pm, questions can be submitted on the Aberdeenshire Council Facebook page, or on Twitter by tweeting @aberdeenshire with your questions.
The final public meeting to discuss the proposed budget will be held on Wednesday 9 January at
Ritchie Hall, Sleigh Crescent, Strichen, AB43 6TY
The event will be fairly informal, beginning with an update on the council’s financial position, and developments since the last round of public engagement events.
There will then be a chance for group discussion before an open question and answer session. The event will open at 6.45pm for a 7pm start, and will finish around 9pm. Refreshments will be provided.