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Let's Talk Money and Devolution

Let's Talk... Money

From 1 April 2023, North Yorkshire Council will replace the eight councils currently delivering public services across the county.

The scale of the new council’s operations will see it serve the greatest geographical area of any local authority in the country, and it will have an overall spend of about £1.4 billion, including £343 million on schools. For all eight councils, demand for services has exceeded central government funding. There are other significant financial pressures too, with inflation reaching double figures for the first time in over 40 years. All of these factors combine to make a very challenging financial environment for the new council, however we will meet this challenge head on to protect vital services and continue delivering the help and support that people across the county rely on.

We want to know which front line services are most important to you and hear your idea for savings. Take part in Let’s Talk Money and help us shape the new council's budget together.

Let’s Talk... Devolution

The public consultation for the proposed devolution deal for York and North Yorkshire is live, and we want to hear what you think. Devolution could give us a bigger say on what happens in our area. With a mayor to champion our region, increased powers and more funding, we could deliver affordable housing, better connect places, create more, higher paid jobs, and tackle the climate emergency.

We’re holding drop-in events where you can find out more about Devolution and ask questions:

• Thursday 10 November - Selby Leisure Centre, Scott Road, Selby, YO8 4BL – 10am – 2pm

• Monday 14 November - Scarborough Library, Vernon Road, Scarborough, YO11 2NN – 10am – 2pm

• Friday 18 November - Northallerton Library, 1 Thirsk Road, Northallerton, DL6 1PT – 10am – 2pm

You can take part in Let’s Talk Devolution online.

Posted on 8th November 2022

by Let’s Talk Team