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Spending Cuts in Surrey

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Councils across Surrey have got a month to work out how they're going to make cuts of millions of pounds imposed by the government.

The coalition plans to start paying off Britain's deficit have seen town hall budgets trimmed across the county.

Chancellor George Osborne wants £6 billion of emergency public spending cuts.

In Surrey that has meant a freeze on plans for a new bridge at Walton on Thames.

A multi-million pound scheme to replace the existing two-lane temporary bridge will now go on hold for at least another eight months - news that has angered local businesses.

On Wednesday June 16th Spending Cuts on BBC Surrey looks at how your local services will be affected. We have special reports and interviews from 7am to 7pm and more on BBC South East Today.

In Crawley, the borough council knows it will see a £90,000 cut in grants affecting services in economic development, affordable housing and planning.

"We have some money in reserves from previous years' awards but the elimination of these grants will restrict our ability to fund projects in the future." said a spokesman.

How are your local services being affected by council cuts?

Email us at surrey@bbc.co.uk and call BBC Surrey Breakfast and Mid Morning on 0370 411 1046.




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