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.
- 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
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