WIRRAL residents have been urged to come forward and have their say on how the council is to save over £45m.

The local authority has arranged various events for members of the public to learn about its budget proposals, as well as to give their views directly to town hall staff.

They will start next week, and take place in each of Wirral’s four constituencies.

The council has already said it will invest 'major resources' into services for vulnerable children and families. The proposals would also see the council cut £1.5m from the cost of senior management, and encourage 'unprecedented investment and regeneration' in the borough.

It comes as the authority faces up to the challenge of saving more than £45m in the next financial year.

In November, the cabinet released a budget designed to tackle the 'perfect storm' of Government cuts and the spiralling demand for local services caused by austerity.

The events will take place as follows. All will begin at 6.30pm and end at 8.30pm.

  • January 7: Birkenhead Town Hall.
  • January 8: Wallasey Town Hall.
  • January 14: Bebington Library.
  • January 15: Heswall Library.

For more information, and to book your place, visit: www.wirral.gov.uk/budget2019