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Tewkesbury Borough Council needs to save 2.3m over the next five years

Politicians in Tewkesbury have approved plans to save £2.3m over the next five years , including £1.5m over the coming year.

A full council meeting was held on Thursday to make the final decision on its budget for 2011/12.

Savings to be made include:

  • £900,000 has already been saved through efficency work that's been ongoing at the authority over the last year.
  • Between 15 and 20 jobs will go (around 6% of the council's full-time workforce); six are already vacant
  • The Council is looking at 33 different areas where it can save money
  • Sharing of managers and more joined up working with other authorities is being explored in areas such as planning and waste
  • The Council plans to save money by sharing the post of cementry manager with Cheltenham Borough Council
  • Savings will be made at the Out of the Hat museum
  • The Council will buy two lawnmowers. Currently it hires them at a cost of £20,000 a year
  • The authorities newsletter will be printed in black and white to save money
  • The Council will also looked to reduce the number of magazines and papers it buys

For more detail, please visit the Tewkesbury Borough Council website.

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