Stirling Council started the Big Conversation to put residents at the heart of budget planning. Since it was launched in autumn more than 800 ideas and suggestions have been put forward.
As a Council, we have to save more than £4m over the next financial year, and we had asked the public for suggestions on how we could transform how we work and meet the financial challenges we face as a Council. We gathered ideas and suggestions via a digital survey, staff engagement and public sessions at schools, supermarkets, bus stations, and the Peak, as well as a string of community events.
Your input has been invaluable and has allowed us to identify and develop common themes and ideas.
All of the input has been categorised into the following key areas:
- schools and learning
- parking and transport
- partnership and shared services
- people doing more for themselves
- technology, innovation and smart working
Further information on the ideas and suggestions for the 2019-2020 budget can be found here in the Big Conversation Update.
The long-term ideas are still under review for consideration for future years. All suggestions have been given an individual reference number, making it easy to locate your suggestion, should you wish to locate it.