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Facing the Future

Here in Sandwell we're radically changing the way we work through our Facing the Future programme

Put simply, we need cash to do things for you - everything from emptying your bins and mending potholes to keeping children safe and looking after older people.

But we now get less money from Government, we have £132 million less this year than five years ago, roughly £400 less for each man, woman and child in Sandwell.

Facing the Future has already saved the council £22 million this year (2015/16) and next year (2016/17)  but we need to carry on making savings, bring in more money  and we want to give you - our residents a bigger say in running services and tackling problems.

So we've come up with a fresh approach - a package of projects to change the way we work and save money across the whole council

Here's a video explaining what Facing the Future is all about.