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Council budget 2019 - 2021

Dumfries and Galloway Council is facing significant financial pressures. We will not know exactly how much funding we are getting from the Scottish Government for 2019/2020 until the end of 2018, however it's likely that we'll need to find even more savings of £30 million over the next two years.

Your Council has already made savings of £92 million over the past six years by prioritising resources, reducing management, and delivering services in a more efficient way. However, increasing demand for key services and delivering across our large rural area means we must continue to do things differently, speed up our progress on digital services, work more closely with our partners and alongside communities. We know that we cannot continue to do all that we do and that it is necessary for us to change as well as reduce.

Your Council wants to understand your views on ways to make more savings, raise income and where we should invest in our local priorities.

Have your say

Please get involved and share your thoughts and views with us to help inform how the Council sets its Budget for 2019/2020. There are a range of different ways that you can share your thoughts online and in person.

Take the Budget Challenge

The consultation is open until 11.59 pm on Sunday, 9 December 2018.

You can access the Budget simulator online using the public PCs at your nearest customer service centre and local library , where a member of staff will be able to assist.

Community consultations events

You can come along to one of our community consultations events hosted by Community Councils.



1. Stranraer and the Rhins


2. Mid Galloway and Wigtown West

Date & Time TBC
Wigtown Customer Service Centre

3. Dee and Glenkens

Tuesday, 20 November
Borgue Village Hall

4. Castle Douglas and Crocketford

Thursday, 22 November
6 / 6.30pm
Location TBC

5. Abbey


6. North West Dumfries


7. Mid and Upper Nithsdale

Tuesday, 4 December
11am to 1.30pm
Thornhill Library

8. Lochar

Thursday, 29 November
2pm to 4.30pm
Lochthorn CSC

9. Nith

Tuesday, 20 November
Municipal Chambers Buccleuch St, Dumfries

10. Annandale South

Monday, 26 November
Time TBC
McFarlane Hall, Clarencefield

11. Annandale North


12. Annandale East & Eskdale

Wednesday, 28 November
Stormont Hall, Springfield

Further information


Page last updated: 20/11/2018
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