County Council denies claim that it has already decided on £75million cuts

County Council denies claim that it has already decided on £75million cuts

County Council denies claim that it has already decided on £75million cuts

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ALLEGATIONS that Gloucestershire County Council has drawn up a list of services to cut before the end of their consultation have been denied by council leader Cllr Mark Hawthorne.

The council has been running a consultation titled “Meeting the Challenge” to determine its priorities for making savings of £75million.

Cllr Hawthorne said: “We’re looking into how changes can be made to the way we support people, helping them to live more independent and fulfilling lives.

“We won’t be able to draw up a list of more specific proposals until we’ve listened to what people in Gloucestershire have to say about our ideas in general.

“In the meantime, it’s really important that people tell us what they think by coming along to a road show or visiting the website.”

The consultation in question was allocated a budget of £80,000 and received around 2,000 responses from Gloucestershire’s 597,000 residents.

Around £30,000 of this money was spent on setting up a People’s Panel and the rest was spent on consultation and the campaign around it.

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7:05am Tue 12 Aug 14

accountsgeoff says...

An easy way to save money would be to dismiss staff for misconduct. I have over 140 falsehoods up to director level incl very serious ones but Bungard denies them ! Evidence of lies to ombudsman and writer is promoted. Dossiers available to reporters at any time. Bungard has blocked my councillors from dealing withme since 2009!
An easy way to save money would be to dismiss staff for misconduct. I have over 140 falsehoods up to director level incl very serious ones but Bungard denies them ! Evidence of lies to ombudsman and writer is promoted. Dossiers available to reporters at any time. Bungard has blocked my councillors from dealing withme since 2009! accountsgeoff
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