15 Year-Old Boy He Tried To Meet Was A Paedophile Investigator
Cambridgeshire: 'Huge Savings Required' At County Council
Fewer of Cambridgeshire's roads could be gritted, and council tax could rise, under new County Council budget plans.
The authority has announced it must save £149 million during the next five years.
Cambridgeshire County Council is expected to make savings over the next year of around £37 million.
This is following savings of £42 million last year, and a further £32 million for this current financial year.
Areas Which Could Face Cuts
As a result, the authority has announced plans to:
- Reduce funding for gritting, possibly leading to fewer roads being gritted.
- Review the amount of funding given to libraries.
- Reduce funding for some home to school transport.
- A review looking at how to reduce demand for adult social care services.
- A reconfiguration of of Children's Centres and 'overall reduction in services they provide'.
This proposed budged will be looked at by Scrutiny Committees at the Council, and therefore could change.
A final version will then be debated by Full Council in February next year.
'Tough Time For Councils'
Cambridgeshire County Council leader, Martin Curtis, said: "This is a very tough time for Councils and especially Cambridgeshire.
We are one of the hardest hit authorities in the country in terms of funding and yet we are trying to deliver the most growth.
We have already saved tens of millions of pounds by making savings where people would expect as well as using reserves.
But we are also being innovative with such projects as sharing services with other councils through LGSS as well as being a UK leader in better use of public sector buildings with our partners.
However, the scale of savings we now need to make means we have to make tough decisions and inevitably some regrettable cuts to frontline services.
But these cuts are necessary so that we can continue to make sure we protect the most vulnerable while supporting the local economy and jobs."
A Level Results are out, and one Cambridge sixth form is celebrating 87% of its students getting A or A* grades.
Network Rail Use Dedicated Rail Crane To Start Lifting De-railed Wagons At Manea
Two fairground workers have pleaded not guilty to charges they face over the death of a school girl on a bouncy castle in Essex.
Recently Played Tracks
On Radio: Hannah Clarkson
1pm - 5pm
Text 'MUSIC' to 82122
Now playing: The best feel good music
Deposit £10 to get a £40 Welcome Bonus - That's £50 to play bingo, slots and more!*
Over 50 tracks to make you feel-good. New album out now...
Find your local four day weather report here.
What's happening on the roads where you are?
Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.
Find out more about some of the companies advertising on Heart.
Get some great ideas on how to advertise your business on radio, online and on mobile.