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Residents asked to give views on Council budget plans

North Tyneside residents are being urged to have their say on spending plans as the council is forced to make savings of £37 million over the next two years.
North Tyneside Council’s Cabinet has shared proposals to reduce spending by £16 million in 2018/19 and a total of £37 million by 2020. This is as a result of a reduction in government funding of over £11 million and demand and price pressures of nearly £28 million over the next two financial years.  
Norma Redfearn, Elected Mayor of North Tyneside, said: “Faced with steeply declining government funding and relentless pressure on the council’s already severely reduced budget, we are forced to make tough choices.
“Our proposals aim to protect essential services, ensure the council operates as efficiently as possible and continues to provide excellent value for money to local taxpayers.”
Full details about the proposals and budget consultation are available on the council’s website at www.northtyneside.gov.uk.