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170 job council job cuts in York in 2011


12:50pm 7th February 2011
(Updated 5:05pm 10th February 2011)

There'll be 170 job losses at the council in York in 2011.

The authority's announced it's budget with some tough cutbacks but also investment.

Out of the 170 job losses we've been told 220 council staff members are willing to take voluntary severance if they're offered it.

The negatives for today.

The council have confirmed free nursery child care placements for two year olds are to be scrapped. If your child is already on this scheme that will continue, but no new admissions will be made.

Car parking in York will go up by 10p in October 2011.

Concessary fares for park-and-ride will also go up by 50p in October 2011.

The schools budget will be hit. Its maintenance and repairs budget will drop to £2.8 million, despite bills topping £40 million in the past.

Minster FM can confirm there is some good news for local residents.

There will be council tax freeze for 2011/2012. The council say it's because households are struggling to make ends meet in the current economic climate.

All of York's 14 libraries will stay, but there will be some job losses as the council tries to be more efficient with its staff.

They'll be £2 million invested in adult social care.

A million pound investment in flood defences for the Leeman Road area.

The City of York Council has also confirmed it's swimming pool development with the Univeristy of York will continue.

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