Public consultation on budget proposals

Southampton City Council would like to know what you think about a draft budget for 2020/21 and onwards to 2022/23.

This year we are taking a slightly different approach to the budget. We are continuing to find and deliver efficiencies but we want to grow our way out of the budget gap. By this we mean making bold investments in the areas which are important to the city, and by investing money in things which can generate income to the council and therefore support services. We feel this is the best way to create a city of opportunity where everyone thrives.

This is your opportunity to have your say. For example, we want to hear how it may affect you and if you have any suggestions for us. We will consider all the feedback received before any final decisions are made.

To read about the proposals and give us your views, please complete the following questionnaire:

Consultation questionnaire

Please complete this questionnaire by 7 January 2020.

Where possible, we can make this consultation questionnaire available in other formats. Please contact

Further information can be found in the Cabinet papers, Equality and Safety Impact Assessments and the Cumulative Impact Assessment

Adult Social Care Specific Consultation Sessions

Date Time Venue Format
Tuesday 12 November 2019
6pm to 7.30pm
Committee Room 1, Southampton City Council, Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY
Public meeting
Friday 22 November 2019
1pm to 2.30pm
Erskine Court, Sutherland Road, Southampton, SO16 8FZ
Drop in session
Monday 25 November 2019
2pm to 3.30pm
Sembal House, Handel Terrace, Southampton, SO15 2FH
Drop in session
Tuesday 3 December 2019
2pm to 3.30pm
Challis Court Community Room, off King Street, Holyrood, Southampton, SO14 3DQ
Drop in session
Monday 9 December 2019
10am to 12.30pm
Weston Court Community Room, Kingsclere Avenue, Woolston, Southampton, SO19 9LB
Drop in session

There is no need to book for the sessions. All venues are accessible, but please let us know of any particular needs on 023 8083 3003.

The council is also working with disability, carer and other representative groups in the city to offer further opportunities for people to find out about these proposals and to feedback.