Labour accuses Tories and Lib Dems of misrepresenting “service cuts”

Labour’s leader in South Gloucestershire has accused the district’s Tories and Liberal Democrats of pretending that the council does not face cuts in its services. This afternoon, councillors on the Policy and Resources Committee were asked to agree the public consultation questionnaire on next year’s budget. This document included a reference to “additional service cuts” if certain options are taken.

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Tories challenge Labour councillors to come up with alternative deficit reduction plan

Conservative councillors on South Gloucestershire Council have challenged their Labour opponents to come up with their own plan to protect local services. The challenge laid down to Labour councillors follows their criticism of Conservative plans to protect frontline services, whilst further reducing local spending on waste, bureaucracy and duplication in line with the Chancellor’s plans to tackle the national debt

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Have your say on Council budget priorities

South Gloucestershire Council has launched a new online budget consultation forum where residents can post their views on what priorities the council should focus on. Whether it is investing in our schools, the district’s roads or services for older people, it is important that South Gloucestershire residents are given an opportunity to comment on the spending challenges facing the council.

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Liberal Democrats respond to South Gloucestershire Council Cabinet budget proposals

Commenting on Conservative Cabinet budget proposals Leader of the Lib Dem group Cllr Ruth Davis said, “The Lib Dems have already raised concerns that the Conservatives are masking cuts under the name of service reviews. As there are no details of the revised plans you’re asking opposition councillors to allow you to sign blank cheques. If the service reviews were

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