PEOPLE in Helensburgh are being asked for their views on ways Argyll and Bute Council’s amenity services department could save money.

The authority has launched a short consultation as it begins work on looking at how to bridge a budget gap that is expected to be around £6.7 million for the 2021-22 financial year.

Amenity services staff cover everything from bins and grass cutting, to parking, road repairs and public toilets.

The survey also gives people the chance to give their thoughts on whether local communities would consider stepping in to save a service at risk, and what if any support they would want to be able to do this.

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Helensburgh councillor Gary Mulvaney, the authority’s deputy leader and its policy lead for strategic finance, said: “We have to focus on the support that is most vital for the area.

"We have to look again at the work we do that is above and beyond the ‘must-do’ duties of a council.

"I would encourage anyone who uses our amenity services to give their views.”

You can answer the consultation on the council’s website at The consultation closes this Sunday, October 18.

If you have difficulty accessing the web version, you can contact the council at 01436 658981.

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