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Let's Talk about Middlesbrough consultation

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Let's Talk

'Let’s Talk' is an annual conversation between us and the communities we serve. We're asking for your views on our proposed strategic priorities, and the proposed Council Tax rise of 2.75%.

Our strategic priorities

Our strategic priorities are the issues which we think should be the focus of our work to make a real difference to the lives of our residents. Our proposed priorities are:

  • children and young people
  • vulnerability
  • crime and anti-social behaviour
  • climate change
  • COVID-19 recovery
  • physical environment
  • town centre
  • culture
  • quality of service

The Let's Talk consultation

We're inviting you to take part in the Let's Talk consultation so you can share your views. As part of this, we want to know how you feel about:

  • your local area
  • your satisfaction with local services
  • our proposals on tax and spending

The closing date to give your views is midnight on Sunday 31 January 2021. 

To register your interest in attending a Let's Talk virtual meeting this month please email

We are committed to involving local communities, businesses, and partners in our consultation to make sure residents are at the heart of everything we do.

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More information

For more information, you can read the Medium Term Financial Plan report and Strategic Plan for 2021-2024 report. Please note, the recommendation about the proposed Council Tax increase was changed from a 3.99% increase to a 2.75% increase at the full council meeting held on 16 December 2020.

If you'd like a paper survey, a version in another language, or a version in an alternative format which meets your needs, or you have a question about the proposals please email or call 01642 245432.

Information about how we collect, store, and manage your data is available in the consultations privacy notice and equality monitoring privacy notice.

The consultation is for comments only. Requests for information should be made via the proper channels and not using the consultation. Visit the Freedom of Information page to find out more.

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