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Labour works hard to respond to public over budget proposals for parks, buses and bins

Cllr Gill Mitchell, Chair of Environment, Transport and Sustainability Committee, said:

Gill_Mitchell.jpg“Despite having to reduce budgets by £4m in this area of the council over the next four years as part of closing a government imposed £68m council funding gap, critical services have been protected, investment is being made and income generating services are underway.

 

We have listened to what people have told us about the services they value and as a result have been able to do the following:

 

  • Maintain council subsidised bus services
  • Keep the current hours of operation of the concessionary bus pass.
  • Maintain 7 posts in the Park Rangers Service.
  • Create a specific budget for the repair and replacement of communal bins.
  • Avoid any reduction in this budget for public toilets and instead invest £1.5m to bring them up to standard.”

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