BARNSLEY COUNCIL is hosting a series of meetings this week to ask locals how the council should cut £37 million from it's budget.

The Big Barnsley Conversation will be piloted in a number of areas with a view to extending it to the whole borough in the future.

About £30m has been saved over the last two financial years but town hall finance chiefs need to slash another £37m over the next four years.

The council has warned it will no longer be able to offer all the services people have received and got used to.

Coun Houghton said: “We need a big conversation because we’re dealing with a big challenge and we hope this week will give us an insight into how we can make this happen."

The meetings are being held this week: 

Monday, 10 to Friday, 14 September at:

Pod Two, May Day Green, Barnsley, 10am to 4pm

Barnsley Central Library, Shambles Street, 10am to 4pm

Barnsley Interchange, Midland Street, 10am to 4pm.

Tuesday 11 September at:

Co-op, Wakefield Road, Athersley, 10am to 12noon

Asda, Thurnscoe, Welfare Rodd, 10am to 12noon

Asda Goldthorpe, High Street, 10am to 12 noon

Thursday 13 September at:

Dearne Electronic Community Village, 10am to 12noon

Penistone Market, 10am to 12noon

St Andrews Square, Bolton on Dearne 10am to 12noon

St Helens Church, Laithes Lane, 10am to 12noon

Penistone Library, High Street, 1pm to 4pm

Friday 14 September at:

Richard Newman Primary School, 9am to 11am

Goldthorpe Library, Barnsley Road, 10am to 12noon