Winchester Businesses invited to have their say on council budgets

With the current turmoil in public finances and budget pressures on all local authorities, Winchester City Council is keen to hear the views of its local business community on how budgets are spent.

The Leader of Winchester City Council, Cllr George Beckett, is inviting rate payers to attend a short breakfast session on 6 December at 7.30am to hear about how we have spent your money for the benefit of the local economy, and for you to offer your ideas for future priorities. 

Cllr George Beckett said, “One of Winchester City Council's key priorities is promoting economic prosperity.  We have worked hard as a Council and with our partners to support our business community, and also believe that businesses can and should have a voice in shaping Council policy and practice.  We value your opinions and your inspiration, especially during these tough financial times.”

Businesses will also hear from the council’s Corporate Director, Steve Tilbury, about the Winchester District Local Plan Consultation (Part One) which will take place in early January 2012 and the developers plans for the regeneration of Silver Hill – the area of Winchester immediately adjacent to the bus station and Friarsgate car park.

Spaces for the business breakfast are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.  Pre-booking is essential.  To book your space email Alison Woods, Acting Head of Economy and Arts, at Winchester City Council on or telephone 01962 848 563.