Council jobs to go to save £108 million

One in six jobs at Gloucestershire County Council are to go to help save 108 million pounds.

The council is also going to get communities to run some libraries and youth centres themselves.

Other cuts will see no more funding for extra police officers and traffic calming schemes, while the money given to bus services will be reduced and in the future there will be no more free bus passes for catholic or grammar school children.

£7.9 million pounds is being cut to the transport department, with the focus moving to just working on things like filling pot-holes and clearing gullies.

A lot of the decisions were made after feedback from the council's 'meet the challenge' roadshows, which got people to choose their priorities and which services should be cut.

You can check at the results at