Royal Borough cabinet to discuss spending cuts

James Harrison

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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