Merton Business Chiefs Get Chance To Meet Council Bosses

Their views are sought on the council's budget and business plan

Merton Council is to meet with businesses to ask them about their views on the council’s budget and business plan proposals.

Leader of the council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis will be at the civic centre in Morden on February 10, 6pm – 7pm along with council officers and cabinet members to answer any questions and address concerns business owners may have about the proposals for 2016/17 and the business plan 2016-20.

The meeting is part of the council’s annual consultation with businesses on the financial decisions it has to make to balance the budget and plan for the coming five years.

Details of the proposed Business Plan will be considered by cabinet on February 15 and will be available on the council’s website after the meeting.

The responses to the consultation will all be considered as part of the business plan which will be finalised at full council on March 2.

Leader of Merton Council Councillor Stephen Alambritis said: “I am a small businessman myself and was spokesperson for the Federation of Small Businesses so I understand businesses and how vital they are to the economic success of the borough. As a council we have adopted a business-like approach to our services and to the financial decisions we have to make. So I value greatly all our discussions with the business community when we get to hear their thoughts on what we’re doing and how we can continue to make Merton a place that’s business-friendly.”

January 22, 2016