Canterbury City Council will have to reduce its budget by a quarter in the years up to 2023/4.
The authority started its budget consultation at the start of the week as it seeks to identify savings of £4.2 million.
It insists it will not affect services and that reductions can be found in “internal reviews and efficiency savings” with the cost of some services likely to rise.
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An increase of 2.98% to its share of the council tax is also on the table. This would add £6.12 a year – or 12p a week – to a band D property.
Council Leader Cllr Simon Cook said: “It is going to become more and more difficult to find the savings we need in future without affecting the level of service we provide to our residents.
“Some very challenging decisions will be coming our way over the next few years in order to be able to balance the books.
“All the budget documents are on our website and I would encourage local people to look at the proposals for 2019/20 and let us know what they think.”
The consultation runs until January, 4 2019 and all the information is available on the dedicated page on the council’s website.
Views can be submitted via the online form or in writing to Budget consultation, Canterbury City Council, Military Road, Canterbury, CT1 1YW.
Councillors will consider the comments and will then set the final budget and council tax at the full council meeting of Thursday, February 14.