Every day Argyll and Bute Council provides services that support our youngest, our oldest and our most vulnerable residents. We work year round to meet the needs of our communities and local businesses to build the economic growth that will bring the people and jobs on which the future of our area depends.
Achieving this has become increasingly difficult given cuts to our funding over the past years.
The scale of savings we expect to have to continue making in the years to come will mean more difficult choices and significant change in how we work with and for our communities.
At the moment, we don’t know exactly what we are dealing with – our funding is expected to be confirmed by the Scottish Government towards the end of the year for 2018-19.
We do know though that change will have to happen. It is with the help of local people that we have already made choices that are transforming the work of the council.
With millions of pounds more savings to make, we would like to involve people again in making the best use of the resources we have and I would encourage local people to get involved and make their views known.
Councillor Aileen Morton
Leader of Argyll and Bute Council