Bromley Council has released a series of budget savings from 2011/12. These savings are in response to the cuts from the coalition government to reduce the national budget deficit. In Bromley, the Council needs to find savings of £27 million over the next 2 years.

The full statement on the proposals from Councillor Carr, the Council Leader, can be found here and the detailed list of all the proposed savings and the supplementary budget report can be found here:

If the above information is too detailed for you it may be helpful to read the summary produced by Bromley Community Links.

The Council has started a short period of consultation on the proposals. Your views will be taken into account at the meetings of the Executive (the Council Leader and Portfolio Holders who make the key decisions) on 2nd and 14th of February. The full Council meeting on 28th February will decide on the 2011-12 budgets. Please note these meetings are open to the public.

Bromley’s Children & Young People (C&YP) Department has contacted the voluntary sector to seek views on proposed cuts within theirown department. The letter from the Director of C&YP along with a form inviting comments on each individual savings proposal within the C&YP department is attached.
As the consultation period is very short and there are a number of significant decisions to be made you are encouraged to contact the Council with any views as soon as possible and preferably before 2nd February. You should send your feedback to leader@bromley.gov.uk or write to: The Leader’s Office, Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, BR1 3UH
I would appreciate it if any responses sent from our members are copied to me at Bromley Mencap for our information using the following address:  Malcolm.wood@bromleymencap.org