Have a say on North Yorkshire County Council budget cuts

People across North Yorkshire are to be given the opportunity to make their views known on the county council’s spending plans and priorities in a series of consultation events over the next two months.

Senior councillors and officers will explain the financial challenges facing the authority and how it plans to tackle them.

The council is in the middle of a four-year programme to reduce spending by £69 million by 2014/15, but it now anticipates that as a result of a further council tax freeze and changes to Government funding it will have to reduce spending by an extra £22 million over the next two years.

“Our original task of finding £69 million in savings posed very considerable challenges,” said council leader Coun John Weighell.

A local consultation event will be held at Craven District Council offices at Belle Vue Mills, Skipton, on Thursday, January 10, at 6.30pm.

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2:21pm Wed 12 Dec 12

No More Cuts Please says...

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£27m underspend and £127mreserves

At a meeting of the full county council Keith Barnes commended the
main service directorates for reporting income and expenditure for 2011/12
close to budget. However, with underspends in ‘Corporate Miscellaneous’
and other budget headings, the County Council ended up with a total
underspend of more than £27m, leading to overall reserves of £127m. “In
the present climate of drastic government cuts budgets should be set to
meet needs and closely monitored,” said Cllr Barnes. “This outcome is
difficult to understand and if you belong to one of our dedicated voluntary
organisations, which have been squeezed until the pips squeak, such
excessive prudence must be hard to stomach.”
From http://www.cllr-barn es.blogspot.co.uk/20 12/10/27m-underspend -and-127m-reserves-a t.html £27m underspend and £127mreserves At a meeting of the full county council Keith Barnes commended the main service directorates for reporting income and expenditure for 2011/12 close to budget. However, with underspends in ‘Corporate Miscellaneous’ and other budget headings, the County Council ended up with a total underspend of more than £27m, leading to overall reserves of £127m. “In the present climate of drastic government cuts budgets should be set to meet needs and closely monitored,” said Cllr Barnes. “This outcome is difficult to understand and if you belong to one of our dedicated voluntary organisations, which have been squeezed until the pips squeak, such excessive prudence must be hard to stomach.” No More Cuts Please

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