RESIDENTS have just one more week to have their say on a range of budget proposals put forward by Wyre Forest District Council’s cabinet.

A survey to gather feedback on the cabinet’s key proposals, including a 2.39per cent increase in council tax, a one-year freeze on car parking charges and extra money for maintaining verges, will be available on the council’s website until midday on Thursday, January 17.

The survey also asks people’s views on proposals to provide further funding for local organisations to take over the running of some council assets and services, as well as plans to introduce two new job roles in the council's planning enforcement and environment protection teams.

All comments and feedback from the survey will be considered by the council before the budget is set in February.

The survey is available at Paper copies are also available at Wyre Forest House, the Customer Service Centre at Kidderminster Town Hall, and district libraries for people who do not have access to the internet.

Cabinet member for resources, Councillor Nathan Desmond, said: “We want to hear from as many people as possible so we can take on board their feed back before setting next year’s budget.

“We believe our proposals build on local people’s priorities and will enable us to meet financial challenges ahead while protecting services that matter to residents the most. Now it’s for residents to let us know if they support our approach."

Wyre Forest District Council leader, Councillor Marcus Hart, added: “It is vital local people have the chance to comment on our proposals. We will take on board their feedback and comments before setting the budget for the new financial year.”