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Have your say on budget plans

Posted on : 17 Jan 2024

Have your say on budget plans

Residents across the Caerphilly county borough are being urged to have their say on the council’s budget plans for 2024/25.

The council’s Cabinet agreed its draft budget proposals this week (Wed 17 January) and local people will now get the chance to take part in a major consultation exercise to provide feedback.

Some of the key proposals include:

  • A proposed 6.9% increase in Council Tax for 2024/25
  • £19.5m of permanent savings
  • £11.4m of temporary savings
  • Use of £11.3m from council reserves towards savings 

“Over the next 3 years Caerphilly is facing a budget shortfall of around £66million, so we need to make some significant changes in order to plug this huge budget gap. It is important that local people get the chance to have their say on our plans and I would encourage everyone to get involved,” said Cllr Sean Morgan, Leader of Council.

A special survey will open to the public on Monday 22nd January and runs until 13th February.

A number of face-to-face drop-in sessions will also be held across the county borough. Residents are welcome to call in for a chat with a member of the council’s engagement team at the following locations:

Date:  Location:  Time: 
Monday 29th January   Nelson Library  10:00am-12:00pm 
Tuesday 30th January   Bargoed Library   4:30-6:30pm 
Tuesday 30th January   Blackwood Library   10:00am – 12:00pm 
Thursday 1st February   Ystrad Mynach Library  10:00am-12:00pm 
Monday 5th February   Rhymney Library  10:00am-12:00pm 
Wednesday 7th February   Risca Library  3.00pm-5.00pm 
Thursday 8th February  Newbridge Library   10am-12pm 
Friday 9th February    Caerphilly Library  11:00am-1:00pm 

In addition, two online drop-in sessions are scheduled on:

  • Wednesday 31 January 11am-12 – online
  • Thursday 8 February 2pm – 3pm – online

Residents wishing to attend one of the online sessions are asked to e-mail with the preferred date, and a link to attend the online session will be provided.

People with any specific requirements such as access, hearing loop, require translation facilities or wish to use the Welsh language at any of the drop-in sessions are asked to contact the team at or by calling 01443 864380.

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