Corporate Plan and Budget 2023-2024

Closes 29 Jan 2023

Opened 18 Oct 2022

Overview

As a Council we are committed to serving the people and communities of Perth and Kinross and delivering the best possible services that we can within the resources at our disposal. 

In doing this we recognise that we need to continually consider what makes the biggest difference to those in the greatest need. 

The pandemic has only added to the significant and increasingly complex challenges we face. The equalities gap we were working to address has widened and our local economy, like others, has been hit hard. Alongside this we are seeing increasing demands for services while facing reductions in the resources we have available to meet these demands. All of this means difficult decisions ahead on where we commit our resources, which will include having to reduce what we do in some areas. 

At the same time we also need to continue with long-term planning to ensure that we are preparing for the future. This includes:

  • Developing the infrastructure to support the aspirations of residents, businesses and visitors (be that investing in energy efficient new buildings or retrofitting existing ones to deliver ambitious carbon emissions targets)
  • Reshaping travel networks to support active travel options and alternative transport routes to reduce congestion
  • Unlocking our "in demand" business land
  • Creating new attractions for residents to use and to attract visitors to grow the local economy.

Why your views matter

To help guide our decisions we’re looking for your feedback on what is most important to you and your community. We need to ask what you think about our priorities, and where we should invest for the future.

We also want to understand where you would prefer the budget savings to come from. Which service areas do you want to see protected, and where are you willing to accept reductions (by stopping, reducing standard or frequency, or offsetting costs through charging) to protect those services?

The answers you give to these questions will help shape our Corporate Plan for the next five years, setting out the priorities we will focus on delivering. They will also inform budget decisions facing Councillors early next year, when they will have to agreed a balanced budget for 2023/24 and beyond.

Give us your views

Please give us your views by completing the following online survey. 

PLEASE NOTE - The Corporate Plan section of this consultation is now closed in preparation for Council's agreement of the plan but you are still welcome to provide feedback which will be recorded. Please focus on the budget sections.

You can choose which sections are of interest to you and which you would like to respond to. You are able to save your response and return later to complete and submit.

We're also running a series of in-person and online events (detailed below) where you can tell us what you believe are the most important issues in your area. These will run until late November and, together with the online consultation, inform our final corporate plan and budget decisions next year.

If you wish to join our online events you can do so by clicking on the links below:

17 November 2022 at 6.30-8pm  Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 376 801 361 984; Passcode: LjJBYH

22 November 2022 6.30-8pm Click here to join the meeting

Meeting ID: 328 634 978 413; Passcode: SUSjPK

Thank you for taking the time to contribute your thoughts. 

Events

Areas

  • All Perth & Kinross

Audiences

  • Amnesty Groups
  • Area Partnerships
  • Businesses
  • Campaign Groups
  • Community Councils
  • Community Groups/Organisations
  • Community Planning Partners
  • Developers/Investors
  • Education Institutions
  • Environmental Groups
  • Housing Associations
  • Local Authorities (External)
  • Partner Agencies
  • PKC Employees
  • Professional Bodies
  • Public Sector Bodies
  • Rural Communities
  • Stakeholder Organisations
  • Tenants and Residents Associations
  • Transport Groups
  • Unions
  • Voluntary Groups/Organisations
  • Asylum Seekers and Refugees
  • Children and Young People
  • Civil and Public Servants
  • Council Tenants
  • Elected Members
  • Homeless People
  • Jobseekers
  • Landowners
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender People
  • Licence Holders
  • Low Income Households
  • Men
  • Minority Ethnic Groups
  • MSPs, MPs, MEPs
  • Older People
  • Parents, Carers and Guardians
  • People with Disabilities
  • Public Transport Users
  • Road Users
  • Service Users
  • Students (Further Education)
  • Visitors and Tourists
  • Volunteers
  • Women
  • All Residents of Perth and Kinross

Interests

  • Budgets and Spending
  • Council Processes
  • Democracy and Participation
  • Policies and Strategies