Continuing with our promise to publish more detailed information about our budget, here are the details for our fourth large service area – City Development –
showing how muchwe spend, what some of the big issues and challenges are, and how our spending compares with other comparable areas and what we’re
lready doing to save money.
Watch David Bishop, Strategic Director for City Development, talk about the difficult budget decisions ahead and join the debate
The City Development department provides a wide range of services for the city:
1. Passenger Transport
2. Parking Services
3. Highways, Traffic & City Transport
4. Planning, Urban Design & Sustainable Development
5. Libraries, Museums, Galleries & Archives
6. Arts, Festivals, Events & Colston Hall
7. Economic Development & Regeneration
8. Major Projects
We hope you’ll find this useful in helping you give us your thoughts and ideas around our four big questions:
- Which services, if any, should we consider delivering at a reduced level or even ceasing altogether?
- Which services might be better provided by other bodies, such as the voluntary sector, or with others, such as the NHS or neighbouring councils?
- Do you have any other ideas based on your experience for service areas where we could further explore saving money?
- Are there any service areas from which we should aim to raise more income?
These are important services and we are facing difficult financial pressures with the public spending cuts – we would appreciate you reading the information before responding to give an informed view.