04:00PM, Wednesday 28 September 2016
Cuts to council spending and changes to children’s services are expected to dominate the meeting of the Royal Borough’s cabinet tomorrow (Thursday).
Plans to save £5.3million from the budget for 2017/18 are due to be discussed by councillors at the meeting at Charters School, in Charters Road, Sunningdale at 7.30pm.
A medium-term financial plan presented to the council in February had identified a need to reduce spending by £5.6m.
The axe is expected to fall across a range of areas, including health, where cuts to the council’s pan-Berkshire chlamydia screening contract is expected to save £31,000, and highways and streetcare, where it is hoped outsourcing will save £500,000.
Plans to outsource children’s services are also due to be raised.
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