Scottish Borders Council plans cutback impact meetings
Scottish Borders Council is to hold a series of public meetings on the impact of its "very difficult" budget process.
Leader David Parker said the authority wanted to make residents aware of the pressures it faced and let them help shape the future of service delivery.
Meetings will take place across the region during November and December.
Mr Parker said the council would do everything it could to "reduce the impact of any changes to front line services".
A new area of the authority's website is being developed with updated information on the budget process.
The series of public meetings gets under way next week in Peebles, Jedburgh and Duns.
Next month there will be further forums in Galashiels, Selkirk, Kelso, Hawick and Eyemouth.