More have a say on city future
SWANSEA residents are having their say on the future of council services in their city by coming face to face with council cabinet members.
Swansea Council is staging public pop-up sessions at city libraries as part of the Sustainable Swansea — Fit for the Future budget consultation initiative.
Christine Richards, deputy leader and cabinet member for community engagement, was at the Central Library to listen to residents.
She said: "We want to listen to city residents so they can have a say in shaping council services so that they are sustainable in the future.
"The public consultation really matters to us and we want everyone to join the debate."
Next week there will be two more sessions in the libraries in Penlan between 2pm and 4pm on October 14 and at Gorseinon between 10am and Noon on October 17. Another event takes place at Clydach Library on October 24 between 10am and noon.
Other cabinet members will be attending the other events and Mrs Richards said: "This is an important time for our city. We have to make around £45 million of savings in the next three years and we have to manage rising demand for vital services like social care as well as tackle issues like poverty.