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.