Caerphilly Council to discuss £17m of budget cuts
Leading councillors at Caerphilly County Borough Council will today discuss cuts of £17m from the authority’s budget.
Caerphilly Council’s cabinet will discuss a report which details the savings over the next three years.
In the next financial year, beginning in April, the council has outlined cuts of £9m. Between 2012 and March 2013 it has planned savings totalling £8m.
This year the council has cut £12.2m from its budget and follows a £4.5m reduction of Welsh Assembly Government funding.
Despite the cuts in its revenue budget, which funds council-run services, Caerphilly Council recently announced plans to spend £43m on capital projects such as school improvements, funding for disabled access grants and several regeneration projects.
The Plaid-led authority has also pledged to freeze council tax for the next two years.
Some of the £12.2m savings from this year includes £250,000 from switching off street lights, £500,000 from the closure of offices in Pontllanfraith and £300,000 from the controversial closure of the Ty Darran care home in Risca.Follow @CaerphillyObsvr