Residents and businesses are being encouraged to comment on our latest four-year budget plan.
People can find out more and have their say by completing a short survey.
The proposals underline that rising demand for support and infrastructure is placing growing pressure on budgets.
With costs set to rise by £117m, the strategy sets out the need for £80m of savings. It also includes £16m of investment in tackling climate change, an extra £34m to support vulnerable people and £7m next year to top up road maintenance budgets.
As one of the lowest funded councils, our financial position doesn’t make it easy. But we remain focused on delivering the services our residents need.Person:Byron Rhodes, deputy council leader
We’ve listened to feedback from our summer consultation on the council’s priorities and would encourage people to take the time to have their say.
A 3.99 per cent Council Tax increase - equating to just over £1 a week – is proposed for 2020/21. This would reduce the impact on services by generating £12m next year to support vulnerable people.
A range of one-off investments to support infrastructure for new homes features in the £600m capital programme. This includes building the Melton Mowbray relief road, creating 6,400 more school places - 5,900 mainstream and 500 SEND - expanding adult social care accommodation and rolling out high-speed broadband.