Bradford Council are undertaking a wide-ranging conversation with local people, communities, partners and businesses about the future of local services, the challenges we all face and the New Deal that they need to strike now that the Council cannot afford to provide all the services people currently use.
Bradford Council need to do this because rapidly shrinking budgets, rising costs and increasing demand mean that the Council has less money to pay for the services people have become used to.
Together, with partners and communities they need to think about what matters most to local people and which services and activities make the biggest difference to the district, which will have to change and which may have to be cut back or stopped. The Council needs to talk to its partners about how they can work together even more closely to innovate, share money and resources, and work towards the same goals. We need to talk to businesses about the role they can play and what help they might need. They also need to talk to local people to strike a new deal about what they can expect from local services, their rights and responsibilities, how they and other people could help by doing things differently and what support they might need.
Bradford Council have arranged a series of public meetings across the district where you can take part in discussions about the future of the district. Current forthcoming events are as follows:
Shipley Thursday, 20 November 2014 Kirkgate Centre, time tbc
Thornbury Wednesday, 14 January 2015 Thornbury Centre, time tbc
Odsal Thursday, 22 January 2015 Richard Dunn Sports Centre, time tbc
Clayton Wednesday, 28 January 2015 Clayton Village Hall, time tbc
Ilkley Thursday, 5 March 2015 Clarke Foley Centre. time tbc
To reserve your place at any of the events or for more details email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Bradford Council website via the link below.