Council considers ideas

RESIDENTS’ ideas about how Nottinghamshire County Council could save money and improve its services are now being put into action by the authority.

The council has set up a working group made up of employees from across the authority to develop people’s ideas and identify new ways to generate further income.

The public budget consultation gave local people an opportunity to put forward suggestions to improve how the council carries out its services in the tough months and years ahead, and council leader Kay Cutts says she is now exploring the suggestions.

Ideas included increasing car parking charges at country parks by 50p, encourage more volunteer work, ban paper billing, sell off some council offices and put coffee shops in libraries.