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How would YOU save £1.8m?

All local residents are to be asked to help Fenland District Council find a further £1.8 million in savings over the next three years.

Cllr Clark

The council is preparing to launch a detailed consultation this month, giving people the chance to say where they think costs could best be cut.

Their views will have a major influence on the council's comprehensive spending review, which was announced earlier this year.

Council leader Councillor John Clark said: "We are facing a huge financial challenge. Over the past five years we have succeeded in making or identifying more than £8 million in savings by streamlining the organisation and working more closely with partners.

"Despite this, we have managed to go on delivering a wide range of high quality services.

"Now reductions in central government funding mean we are being forced to go further, so the decisions are just getting harder and harder.

"We are having to look very closely at all our priorities and spending to ensure that we continue to protect the services that people value most.

"We need to hear the views of as many people as possible to help us make those very tough decisions."

Cllr Clark said the feedback from the consultation would help the council develop its detailed proposals. He promised that people would have another chance to comment on those proposals once they had been drawn up.

The initial consultation is due to be launched on or around Monday, September 14. It will be posted to all households as well as being available online.

The consultation will run for four weeks.

Article added September 7, 2015