Aberavon AM David Rees is urging residents to have their say on Council’s Budget

David Rees AM, has today urged all residents within Aberavon to have their say on the budget proposals by Neath Port Talbot Council. The Consultation launched by Neath Port Talbot Council is currently open and closes at midday on the 24th December 2014.

David Rees AM said, “It is imperative that the people of Aberavon, and Neath Port Talbot as a whole, have a say in the draft budget that has been proposed by the local authority as these decisions have a direct impact on the daily lives of the people within my constituency. The importance of these services to the people of Port Talbot and its surrounding communities is critical. I have raised my concerns with the local authority to ensure that they make efficient and effective use of all finances available to the authority and to ensure that essential services at the heart of our communities are maintained and protected.”

Neath Port Talbot Council have opened consultation on their draft budget which includes the proposed closure of 2 primary schools within the Afan Valley as well as the future of leisure facilities, libraries and community centres across the county borough.

A copy of the draft budget and the consultation process is currently on Neath Port Talbot Council website www.npt.gov.uk , you can also give your feedback and suggestions via email to [email protected] and feedback forms are available in libraries, one stop shops and other public buildings within the area.