Dumfries and Galloway Council’s budget simulator challenge feedback

HEALTH and social care for adults was the most protected area of the budget by public who completed a simulator challenge by Dumfries and Galloway Council.

A total of 3605 people started the budget simulator ahead of the budget being created by the local authority with 710 submitting a completed budget

Most savings was taken from the office accommodation and public buildings with £1.5million being removed – 37 per cent of the available budget.

Only seven per cent of the Health and Social Care for Adults budget or £5.7million was suggested to be removed.

A need for increased recycling opportunities was a consistent theme from all those who took part.

There was an increased awareness of the need for savings to be made with achieving £30million of savings considered a “difficult task”.

But the public also stressed a desire for an improvement in the management of capital projects.

The full summary of the budget feedback is displayed as an infographic and can be viewed at https://bit.ly/2u9m7tr.

The full results of the budget simulator can be viewed within the Full Council report at https://bit.ly/2HCQf8B

A ‘You Said – We Did/Didn’t because’ document and an Evaluation undertaken during March 2019 will now be created and posted on the Council’s webpage and sent to any individual who asks to be contacted direct.