Council tax increase after funding cuts
A NOTTS council facing a 5.4 per cent cut in Government funding will increase its council tax from April.
Figures from the Department of Communities and Local Government suggest Gedling Borough Council will need to reduce spending by around £6 million over the next five years to cope with the cuts.
To help maintain services, the authority will increase council tax by 5.2p a week (£2.71 a year) for an average Band D property.
Councillor Michael Payne, deputy leader of the council, said: "This is a bad day for Gedling and for the public generally.
"These swingeing cuts come on top of an already reduced budget, whilst the pressure to deliver crucial frontline services remains high."