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Wolverhampton City Council is managing the most severe financial challenge in its history.

You might recall that a year ago they said they needed to save £123 million over the next five years due to continuing cuts in grants from Government, combined with increasing demand for services and inflationary pressures.

So far they've identified £90 million towards that target - which includes £27 million of savings which we need to make in 2015/2016. You can read more about these here.

They have listened to what you told them in previous consultations and are focusing their resources on economic development, job creation and protecting essential services.

Due to the need to make more savings towards their target in the year ahead, they once again want to hear from you about what matters to you, your family and your community. What services that the council provides are important to you and where do you think money can be saved? You can do this by attending one of the council's budget challenge community consultation events.  These will be held:

Tuesday 2 December, 2014 6.30pm Low Hill Community Centre
Thursday 4 December, 2014 6.30pm Blakenhall Community & Healthy Living Centre
Wednesday 10 December, 2014 6.30pm Bantock House (Tractor Shed)
Thursday 11 December, 2014 6.30pm Bilston Town Hall

Or you can complete a short survey thate should take no more than 5-10 minutes. At the end, we ask some questions about you. You don't have to answer these, but it will help us make sure that we've reached the broadest possible cross-section of the city's population. The responses to the survey are anonymous.

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