‘Pretty disastrous’ spending cuts ahead for council

A ‘cliff edge’ is facing council spending in Argyll and Bute, a meeting heard this week.

Cove and Kilcreggan Community Council heard that chairman Nick Davies had attended a consultation event concerning saving in the amenity services’ Streetscene budget.

He said savings of £400,000 had to be made across Argyll and Bute by April.

In the Helensburgh and Lomond area public toilets could close and grass cutting and rosebud maintenance would be reduced, but Cove and Kilcreggan would not be affected.

Councillor George Freeman said: “Next year the council can probably get by, but the following two years are going to be pretty disastrous – a cliff edge.”

As revealed here, council amenities staff were warned in January that some could face redundancy because of spending cuts, which are likely to be twice as severe in 2014-15.

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  1. We’re skint and there will be service cuts and redundancies, but we can afford to borrow £30m to fritter away on discretionary spend CHORD flights of fancy? Thanks Dick.

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