Clayton residents have the chance to tell Bradford Council their ideas about how services can be delivered differently in the future.

Bradford Council has organised a series of events to talk to local people about a New Deal for their District.

By next year the Council will have cut its spending by over £170 million since 2011. Between now and 2020 the money for Council services is forecast to reduce by another £130 million. That is nearly a third from £420 million today to around £290 million. The Police and the health authority are also facing massive cuts.

A meeting will take place at Clayton Village Hall on Tuesday February 10 from 7-9pm. Unfortunately bad weather led to the cancellation of this last night. (Wednesday, 28 January)

Further New Deal sessions will be held at the Clarke Foley Centre in Ilkley on Thursday, 5 February, 7pm – 9pm.

Further daytime events are being held at Shipley Library on Wednesday, 4 February; Carlisle Business Centre, Manningham, on Thursday 12 February and Central Hall, Keighley, on Thursday, 19 February.

Coun David Green, Leader of Bradford Council, said: “We want to talk with local people to strike a new deal about what they can expect from local services, their rights and responsibilities and how they and other people could help by doing things differently.

“Business as usual is not an option as the national spending cuts we face are significant so the way things are done will have to change.For example, communities may need to get involved in running some services.”

If you wish to attend the events it is best to register in advance to ensure a place by logging on to www.bradford.gov.uk/newdeal <http://www.bradford.gov.uk/newdeal> or you can turn up on the day.