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Have your say on Great Yarmouth cuts

PUBLISHED: 17:13 17 November 2010

THE opportunity to have your say over how Great Yarmouth Borough can save money continues, with thirty people already having got in touch with suggestions.

The council is set to see the main stream of funding from the government cut by over 7pc each year, for the next four years – amounting to a reduction of around £700,000 per year.

Additional Government funding streams, that amount to over £3m per annum, also look like they will end at once from April next year.

Barry Stone, Great Yarmouth Borough Council deputy leader, said: “I’d like to thank the residents who have given us some very constructive suggestions to work with over the coming weeks and months.

“We expect to learn more about the specifics of our settlement from the Government in December, with budget plans appearing publicly at Cabinet and Full Council early next year.

“There’s still time for more people to give us their suggestions on how we can save money or bring in extra income and every one we receive is welcomed.”

Members of the public can email with ideas to budget@great-yarmouth.gov.uk or send a letter to Budget Suggestions, c/o Robin Hodds, Member Services Manager and Scrutiny Officer and Deputy Monitoring Officer, Great Yarmouth Borough Council, Town Hall, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2QF.

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