Winchester City Council to host annual Breakfast Budget Briefing

Press Release: 27/11/2012


Winchester City Council continues to focus on improving the local economy and boosting economic prosperity within the District. To do that it is crucial for the Council to look to those of you who are on the front line to offer opinions, point out problems and suggest solutions at the annual budget briefing breakfast this December.

Next month sees the annual meeting held at Guildhall Winchester and business owners from across the Winchester District have been invited along. Doubling as a great networking event for all sectors of the local economy, the morning features a jam-packed agenda including an insight into Council finances and key projects for the coming year, workshops and a real opportunity to ensure that local people’s voices are heard.

Cllr Keith Wood, Leader of Winchester City Council, invites all local businesses to take part, “The annual Budget Briefing Breakfast is always a highlight in Winchester’s calendar as it unites business owners and decision makers from across the District. It’s an excellent chance for City Council officers and Members to get to know the people who we aim to support and ensure that all of their voices are heard.”

Representatives from local braches of companies such as IBM, Waitrose and Sainsbury’s have been invited, as have local entrepreneurs from smaller Winchester District based businesses.

Kate Cloud, Head of Economy and Arts at Winchester City Council, added, “During these difficult financial times it is up to us as residents of Winchester to keep lines of communication as open as possible and this Breakfast Briefing is the ideal platform for this dialogue to continue.”

The Budget Briefing Breakfast will be held on Tuesday 11 December from 8am to 9.30am at Guildhall Winchester. For more information please contact Alison Woods on 01962 848 347 or at

Presentations and notes from the meeting will be available after 11 December on the City Council’s website at