LIVE: Preston City Council’s budget

Posted on - 24th February, 2011 - 11:47am | Author - | Posted in - Campaigns, Politics, Preston Guild, Preston News

Join us live from City Hall as council chiefs make decision on the budget and council tax.


The council has announced £3.5m in cuts, and Preston is one of the worst affected in terms of amount cut from its government grant.

Job cuts are expected, with around 25-30 individuals working in front-line services, particularly at the Guildhall, set to lose their jobs.

The council will also see their Area Based Grant funding cut, worth £3m a year, which will see cuts in community engagement, neighbourhood management and the Preston Employment Partnership.

Support services, environmental health and planning will be re-structured with a focus on ‘delivering more for less’. Fees and charges will also go up too.

The council will invest £2m in the Guild, and use capital resources to invest in Moor Park and leisure centres.

The cabinet also propose to hike fees for burials and cremations by £100.

Labour, who played some role in deciding the budget with the coalition, are proposing to do away with the city’s terrorism insurance, worth £45,000 a year.

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