£17m Nottingham City Council cuts package looms nearer
EXECUTIVE councillors have agreed to plans to cut almost £17 million from Nottingham City Council's budget.
The plans now need only approval by the full council next month before they can be put in place from April.
The council says it faces a shortfall of almost £25 million after Government cuts.
It is proposing to increase council tax by 1.95 per cent, as well as make £16.7m of savings, hitting children's services and adult social care.
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The council is ending the mobile library service, passing on dog warden duties to the Community Protection service and reducing road maintenance.
It is also proposing to freeze staff pay increments for another year, saving £2.9m.
Deputy leader Councillor Graham Chapman said: "Once again, Nottingham and the big cities have been hit hard by the Government compared with southern shire areas.
"Even so, the council has done its utmost to protect basic services such as cleansing, child protection and community safety and to invest in long-term job creation. But there have been some regrettable cuts."
And he added: "Unless there is a fairer Government contribution next year, I can only see further and deeper cuts on the horizon."