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Cuts to service in North Yorkshire

Cuts to service in North Yorkshire

4:27pm 28th July 2010
(Updated 6:41am 29th July 2010)


The axe is swinging over several services in North Yorkshire as public spending cuts are unveiled.

Bus services, restoration work on local landmarks and even school nurses are all being effected.

Lets start with the bus services.

Across North Yorkshire several services could face the axe as these public spending cuts are enforced.

At the moment the County Council shell out 6.5 million to fund the service.

It needs to reduce this figure by about 10%.

But if your worried that your daily commute to work could be affected don't panic.

Minster FM understand the suts will be to weekend, bank holiday and evening services.

So what else is to be affected in this latest wave of cuts?

Well, major developments at two York attractions could be shelved because of budget cuts by Yorkshire Forward.

York Minster's been told it won't get a million pound grant towards the restoration of the Great East Window. That's a massive blow.

And the Railway Museum is having a five million pound grant axed, which was going to help revamp their great hall.

Finally we're hearing today that the legendary trip to school nurse when you're a child for a blue plaster after falling over, maybe no more.

North Yorkshire health visitors are being told to take-on school nurses' work after staff numbers have fallen.

From September, North Yorkshire and York PCT will be telling a number of health visitors to take over the welbeing of thousands of school children across our county.

It'll happen in Selby, Richmond, Northallerton,  Ryedale,  Scarborough, Thirsk and Whitby.

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