Residents have been invited to send in questions to the county council asking how it plans to spend millions on vital services next year, as budget plans go under the microscope.

Bucks County Council’s (BCC) budget for 2019/20 will be scrutinised by a cross party select committee over three days next week.

The budget scrutiny select committee, made up of councillors, will grill cabinet members on their plans during the hearings from Tuesday 8 to Thursday, January 10.

Chairman of the committee, councillor David Watson, has urged residents send in questions to cabinet members.

He said: “I've always been a great champion of transparency and openness, particularly when it comes to spending public money.

“As a committee you can rest assured we will leave no stone unturned, but what I'd really like to encourage is questions from the public.

“And I can guarantee that they'll all get an answer from the relevant cabinet member.

“Of course, people can also attend if they wish - the meetings are all open to the public."

Anyone who would like to ask a question can send it in by emailing or via Twitter using the hashtag #BucksBudget

Cllr Watson added: “Our job as a committee is to ensure the budget is robust and serves the needs of the county and the people.

"We'll be diligent and ask the relevant questions to each cabinet member to make sure we are spending public money prudently.”