Norfolk County Council (NCC) has indicated it will need to save a further £125 million over the next four years, on top of the £334 million already saved or earmarked to be saved from 2011/12 to 2017/18.
This comes at a time when the council’s adult social care services and children’s services department are under particular pressure, and after a reported overspend on the Norwich Northern Distributor Road.
Residents across Norfolk’s parishes are invited to NCC’s first roadshow event on 7 November, where they will be able to hear the council’s suggestions for the future, ask questions, and offer their ideas and aspirations for the county.
Residents will have a chance to meet Council Leader Cliff Jordan and other senior council members.
Joining the team at the roadshow will be Nick Conrad, BBC Radio Norfolk presenter, who will act as chairman and take questions from the audience.
Mr Jordan said: “The County Council plays a key role in caring for the people of Norfolk, whether it is supporting the vulnerable, maintaining our roads or campaigning for jobs.
“That will not change, but the way we do this will have to change given our future financial pressures.
“We have some challenges in Norfolk and I want to have an open discussion and ask our residents what matters to them most, whether it be caring for the most vulnerable, building better roads or developing housing solutions.
“I do want to hear from residents and to do that properly we need to hear first-hand from the people of Norfolk.”
- This free event will run from 7–9 pm on Tuesday 7 November at the Enterprise Suite, South Green Business Park Enterprise Centre, Mattishall, Dereham NR20 3JY. REGISTER NOW