Council reveals plans to save an extra £12m

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NOTTINGHAMSHIRE County Council has announced plans to save another £12m over the next two years.

The cabinet will consider the proposals for its 2012/2013 budget in a meeting on November 9.

The need to save £60m for this period was identified back in February. But a spokesperson revealed that since then there had been ‘changes in Government grant and increased demand for social care services for children and adults’.

This brings the total savings over the next two to £72m – more than £37m of which will be re-invested in front line services, says the council.

Over 2,000 posts have already gone at the council itself, and an extra 500 are expected to go to help towards the savings. Other cutbacks will be made in Connexions careers advice, street lights, re-tendering community-based social care, making better use of small offices and restructuring the assistant chief executive’s team,

A total of £154m has to be saved over the next three years. £87m savings are being made in this year’s budget – with £44m reinvested in frontline services for vulnerable children, adults and young people. Have your say at