Cotswold District Council needs to save £1.4m in the next year
Plans to cut public spending in the Cotswolds by £1.4m in the next year have been agreed at a full council meeting.
On Tuesday, 22 February, Cotswold District Council voted through its proposals which will save £3.6m over the next five years.
- Efficiency savings and review of departmental budgets (i.e. reducing advertising, seminars and training) should amount to £600,000 over the coming year.
- Greater joined up working with West Oxfordshire Council where the two council's already share a chief executive
- Also the two councils hope to increase the sharing of staff roles with an estimated saving of £320,000
- Up to 40 positions (14% of the workforce) could go over five years through efficiency savings and joined-up working
- It is hoped a more joined up waste service with other local councils will save the Cotswold DC around £700,000
- A review will look into the way leisure and cultural services in the district are provided
- Grants to groups are being reviewed and full details outlined next month. It is hoped this will save £45,000
- Around £120,000 to be saved from planning fees
- The council thinks it will get £200,000 from the Government for building new homes
For more detail, please visit the
Cotswold District Council website.