11:02AM, Wednesday 08 January 2014
Royal Borough residents have been given an earlier chance to vote on how £225,000 of their council tax is spent.
Every year, the borough asks the public how they want the money to be used and a preliminary survey has been launched to find out which options people would like to see on the main Local Budget consultation.
All feedback will be collated before the council decides the final options for inclusion.
The survey closes on Monday, January 27. Click here to take part.
The annual residents survey has also begun, with more than 2,000 randomly selected homes being asked for their feedback on council services.
The borough is asking householders to comment on issues such as waste and recycling collections, libraries, parking and community safety.
Cllr George Bathurst, cabinet member for policy and performance, said: "By vital community engagement of this kind, we can continue to deliver ever-improving services that directly relate to what our residents tell us, particularly if we aren't getting things right and changes need to be made."
Those selected to take part in the survey have until Friday, January 17 to respond.