Spending Choices - Consultation on East Lothian Council's Budget

Closed 17 Dec 2015

Opened 16 Nov 2015


This community consultation gives residents and local groups the opportunity to share their views on how the council should be spending its money over the next three years and on what they think we should be prioritising.

Each year East Lothian Council sets a budget to pay for a wide range of services it provides to the community. In any circumstances, the budget setting process involves difficult decisions, but it is becoming an increasing challenge to try to balance the needs and wants of our communities as the overall level of funding we receive is expected to reduce.

This year's budget consultation is your opportunity to have your say on how we prioritise our spending and develop new, cost effective ways of delivering local services.

Please take your time to read through our Spending Choices paper (under Related Documents below) and give us your views. You pay, now it's time for you to have your say.

You can share your views by following the link and completing the online consultation survey below. Or you can send comments or suggestions to:

Head of Council Resources, East Lothian Council, John Muir House, Haddington, East Lothian, EH41 3HA

Or by email to youpayhaveyoursay@eastlothian.gov.uk

All responses should be received by Thursday 17th December 2015





  • All Areas


  • Local Residents
  • Parents and Guardians


  • Budgets and spending
  • Residents' views and priorities