Please Note! This consultation is now finished, and a report will be available in the New Year ahead of a phase 2 consultation on the budget strategy.

The Council’s total net revenue budget for 2019/20 is £483M. Welsh Government funds 76% of this budget (£367M), Council Tax income accounts for 23% (£112M) and the remaining 1% (£4M) is from specific grants and the use of the Council’s own reserves.
Following the announcement of the General Election, the Welsh Government settlement to Local Government for next year has been delayed.  As a result Rhondda Cynon Taf’s Budget Consultation for this year will be a phased approach, so that we can ensure residents and stakeholders have as much opportunity as possible to provide views on the budget and to make sure that views are informed by the most up to date and relevant information.

Phase 1

Phase 1 starts on Thursday 21st November 2019, and runs until Monday 16th December.  We would like your views on:

  • possible Council Tax increases;
  • the funding currently provided to deliver services;
  • which services should we prioritise for investment;
  • possible increases in fees and charges;
  • the Council Tax Reduction Scheme;
  • the resources allocated to our schools

You can have your say in a number of ways:

Online:

Fill in the online questionnaire
 

Drop in Engagement Events - 

Upcoming public events - Budget and Corporate Plan:

DateLocationTime

Tuesday, November 26

Pontypridd Library

10am - 12pm

Tuesday, November 26

Llantrisant Leisure Centre

5pm - 7pm

Wednesday, November 27

Porth Library

2pm - 4pm

Thursday, November 28

Ferndale Hub

10am - 12pm

Thursday, November 28

Sobell Leisure Centre, Aberdare

5pm - 7pm

Wednesday, December 4

Treorchy Co-op

10.30am - 2pm

Wednesday, December 4

Rhondda Sports Centre, Ystrad

5pm - 7pm

Thursday, December 5

Abercynon Library

2pm - 4pm

Friday, December 6

Aberdare Town Centre

10.30am - 2pm

Tuesday, December 10

Hirwaun Library

10am - 12pm

Wednesday, December 11

Pontypridd Town Centre

10.30am - 2pm

Friday, December 13

Mountain Ash Hub

10am - 12pm

Email

consultation@rctcbc.gov.uk

Write to us at:

Freepost RSBU-HJUK-LSSS

Research & Consultation
Public Relations & Strategy
The Pavilions
Cambrian Industrial Park
Clydach Vale
Tonypandy
CF40 2XX

Phase 2:

The views received from phase 1 will inform the Council’s draft budget strategy, which will then be consulted upon in phase 2.  The Phase 2 process is currently anticipated to take place between the 24th January and the 7th February 2020.

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