Having already made over £175million of savings since 2010 and with continued uncertainty around government funding, South Tyneside Council is working hard to protect local services and deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Despite almost 60 percent reductions since 2010 in the money we receive from Central Government, we remain committed to our vision of South Tyneside being an outstanding place to live, invest and bring up families.
As we plan our finances for the future we will continue to consult with residents and elected members.
You said, we did
Last year's public consultation asked residents which services or areas should be a priority for the Council.
With your endorsement we:
Continue with the regeneration of South Shields Town Centre including refurbishment work to the Riddicks building completed, new DWP building on programme to be completed before the end of 2021 and working with Tyne Coast College on proposals to relocate the South Tyneside Campus, Marine School and student accommodation to South Shields town centre.
Continue to work in partnership with Sunderland City Council to develop the next phase of the International Advanced Manufacturing Park.
Progress with innovative energy schemes in Jarrow and Hebburn to extract low grade energy from underground and convert it into heating for Council buildings and local dwellings
Work continues to progress the Holborn scheme despite the impacts of Covid-19. Procurement of a civil engineering works contractor will be completed this year.
Continue our Borough-wide programme of improvements to highways, pavements and footpaths.
Your priorities are important to us and will continue to shape how we allocate the resources available through our financial plans.
Have your say
This year we are asking for your views again.
To have your say on the priorities that matter to you, please complete the online survey below.
The closing date has been extended to Friday 3 December 2021.