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District council cuts in Gloucestershire

Gloucester City Council offices at Gloucester Docks
Gloucester City Council needs to save 4.2 million in the next financial year

Plans to save £6.1m pounds over three years were agreed at a Gloucester City Council meeting on Thursday, 24 February.

The authority needs to make the saving from its £18m budget which will include a target of £3.9m to be saved over the next financial year.

Cabinet proposals:

  • The council, which employs about 460 people, expects that 75 full-time equivalent posts would go between now and 2013/14.
  • City Farm will be transferred from council ownership to a charity
  • Voluntary sector funding will be reduced by £160,000. Charities and voluntary organisations will continue to apply for a grant on an individual basis from an overall allocation of £500,000
  • Back office savings - efficiencies, working closer with other public and private bodies etc - total savings around £650,000
  • A reduction in senior management costs
  • Proposals to introduce a £36 charge for collecting green waste - offering 50% reduction for concessions (people on housing/council tax benefits) - plus a charge for collecting bulky waste
  • A reduction in major partnership contracts, for example Aspire and Enterprise
  • The council hopes to generate around £300,000 from the introduction of a tea room and a wake room at the city's crematorium
  • Reviews into the running and costs of Eastgate Market, Guildhall, the City Museum and Art Galley and Folk Museum

For more details, please visit the Gloucester City Council website.

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