This consultation closes on the 20th December 2020.

Cambridgeshire County Council has been successful in implementing a range of measures to mitigate financial pressures placed on it across the years due to the rise in demand for services and a reduction in Government funding 

Before COVID-19 the County Council was in the position of only having to find savings of just £4m to balance next year’s budget.

But COVID-19 pandemic has changed the situation.

The County Council now expects to need to find savings in the region of £30m to balance next year’s budget, and needs your feedback on how best to mitigate these challenges moving forward.

This survey explores residents’ perceptions of living in Cambridgeshire and seeks to gain feedback on how to address the financial pressures in 2021-22.


To take part in a survey over the phone please email or call the FREEPHONE number 0800 0730 348.


Supporting documents:

1. The County Council's Strategic Framework

2. Business Plan 2020/21

Frequently Asked Questions:

How long will the consultation be run for?

The consultation will run for a period of 3 weeks starting on the 30th November 2020 and closing on the 20th December 2020.

We are offering residents the option of completing the survey online or over the phone.

To take part in a survey over the phone please email or call the FREEPHONE number 0800 0730 348.

Who is managing the consultation?

M·E·L Research, a social research and behavioural insight consultancy, have been commissioned by Cambridgeshire County Council to manage the consultation process. They were established in 1984 and have over 35 years’ experience. M·E·L Research are a company partner of the Market Research Society and have a wealth of experience in the social research field. For further information on M.E.L Research please click here.

If you require any further help with regards the consultation or are having difficulty accessing any of the information, please contact Sophi Ducie at M·E·L Research by email at or call the FREEPHONE number: 0800 0730 348.

The information you provide to M·E·L Research will only be used for research purposes and you will not be personally identifiable in any analysis or reports. M.E.L Research work to the code of conduct of the Market Research Society. They hold all information securely and strictly in line with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). They are also a fully accredited MRS Fair Data Partner and ISO 9001:2015 accredited organisation.

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