List of where the axe will fall in council cuts

Strikes by binmen last year over cuts brough rubbish to city streets

Strikes by binmen last year over cuts brough rubbish to city streets

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LABOUR'S BUDGET AT A GLANCE 

Where will the axe fall? (annual savings and job cuts)

  • Sure Start children’s centres, £1m, 12 jobs
  • Our House residential children’s home to close £788,000, 22 jobs
  • Children’s service support and management roles £1.15m, 36 jobs
  • Youth service slashed £765,000, 29 jobs
  • Free parking in district centres axed
  • 10% pensioner discount scrapped
  • Weekly bin collections axed £834,000, 12 jobs
  • Archaeology unit closed, 10 jobs
  • Library hours cut £303,000, 18 jobs
  • Parks and grounds maintenance cut £697,000, 18 jobs
  • Street cleaning cut £482,000, 13 jobs
  • Mayor’s number plate for sale, £100,000 - for more click here

How you will pay more?

  • £30 for a first resident parking permit
  • New evening parking charges to raise £500,000
  • New charges for green waste Fees for burials, cremations, pest control up 5%
  • Council tax up 2%

FOR THE FULL STORY ON THE WORST CUTS EVER CLICK HERE

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7:45am Tue 13 Nov 12

nedscrumpo says...

If the Mayor's number plates are worth £100K then the "keep the art in the vaults " brigade will presumably want these stored there for when times get tough!
If the Mayor's number plates are worth £100K then the "keep the art in the vaults " brigade will presumably want these stored there for when times get tough! nedscrumpo
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8:50am Tue 13 Nov 12

robberry1 says...

Any council officers getting a pay cut?
Any council officers getting a pay cut? robberry1
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9:02am Tue 13 Nov 12

MGRA says...

evening parking charges will NOT raise anything. The net result will be to drive away thursday evening shoppers. Stupid.
evening parking charges will NOT raise anything. The net result will be to drive away thursday evening shoppers. Stupid. MGRA
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9:10am Tue 13 Nov 12

AndyAndrews says...

Sell the art from the vaults. If nobody can see it it's no use....
Sell the art from the vaults. If nobody can see it it's no use.... AndyAndrews
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2:55pm Tue 13 Nov 12

Sotonians_lets_pull_together says...

Why waste £4m on redundancies?

Surely better to keep staff in post, and give everyone a small pay cut, much fairer, preserves services, and keeps as many as possible in a job.

But of course that is exactly what the conservatives were doing.

The unions and labour have let down the people of Southampton, and have let down the employees.

I hope the council workers who didnt bother to vote against the strikes realise now their mistake. They must stand up for themselves, and vote down the militants, whenever they rear their heads, as they do more harm than good.
Why waste £4m on redundancies? Surely better to keep staff in post, and give everyone a small pay cut, much fairer, preserves services, and keeps as many as possible in a job. But of course that is exactly what the conservatives were doing. The unions and labour have let down the people of Southampton, and have let down the employees. I hope the council workers who didnt bother to vote against the strikes realise now their mistake. They must stand up for themselves, and vote down the militants, whenever they rear their heads, as they do more harm than good. Sotonians_lets_pull_together
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7:54pm Tue 13 Nov 12

let'schangeit says...

I can't find any mention about the plans to decrease council tax benefits. This has a major impact on already impoverished households. It is public knowledge and there is even an on-line consultation. Is it being deliberately brushed away as news? Next year when reality bites it will be too late. Have your say now and comment on whether you agree with this proposal to recoup the shortfall by increasing the burden on the impoverished or is there another way...increase council tax for the more affluent that can afford it is simply out of the question of course!!!
I can't find any mention about the plans to decrease council tax benefits. This has a major impact on already impoverished households. It is public knowledge and there is even an on-line consultation. Is it being deliberately brushed away as news? Next year when reality bites it will be too late. Have your say now and comment on whether you agree with this proposal to recoup the shortfall by increasing the burden on the impoverished or is there another way...increase council tax for the more affluent that can afford it is simply out of the question of course!!! let'schangeit
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10:27am Wed 14 Nov 12

SotonGreen says...

The cut in council tax benefit isnt mentioned because it doesnt save the council any money. It is being implemented purely because the central government grant that funds council tax benefit is being cut from 100% of funding to 90% of funding pushing the decision on who to punish as a result onto the council.
The cut in council tax benefit isnt mentioned because it doesnt save the council any money. It is being implemented purely because the central government grant that funds council tax benefit is being cut from 100% of funding to 90% of funding pushing the decision on who to punish as a result onto the council. SotonGreen
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1:23pm Wed 14 Nov 12

bigfella777 says...

The only reason Councils have so many staff to start with is because they cannot make their staff as productive as those in the private sector.
Too many days off sick, too many days holiday,too many people doing half a job.
You only have to walk into the gateway building to see what an unsupervised mess it is.
If they cannot make the staff work for their outrageous salaries then this will only get worse.
The only reason Councils have so many staff to start with is because they cannot make their staff as productive as those in the private sector. Too many days off sick, too many days holiday,too many people doing half a job. You only have to walk into the gateway building to see what an unsupervised mess it is. If they cannot make the staff work for their outrageous salaries then this will only get worse. bigfella777
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9:15pm Wed 14 Nov 12

let'schangeit says...

I understand the reason Soton Green but it is news worthy that the way that the cut in government grant is being recouped is to increase financial hardship to the already impoverished. That's the news. If those affected don't already realise this then they are in for shock next year, especially when you add this in to the housing benefit cuts for under occupiers. Even people able and willing to move house won't manage it over night...have you seen the Homebid list?
I understand the reason Soton Green but it is news worthy that the way that the cut in government grant is being recouped is to increase financial hardship to the already impoverished. That's the news. If those affected don't already realise this then they are in for shock next year, especially when you add this in to the housing benefit cuts for under occupiers. Even people able and willing to move house won't manage it over night...have you seen the Homebid list? let'schangeit
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1:53pm Tue 20 Nov 12

mda says...

what about saving the millions spent on interpreters, printing thousands of signs and leaflets and instructions in a multitude of different languages. Drasticly reduce expensis claims for lunches and parking for council staff and MPs, we all have to pay for our parking and lunches. Stop wasting millions on stupid traffic lights and redesigning road junctions everywhere. Reduce the number of councillors by 50%.
what about saving the millions spent on interpreters, printing thousands of signs and leaflets and instructions in a multitude of different languages. Drasticly reduce expensis claims for lunches and parking for council staff and MPs, we all have to pay for our parking and lunches. Stop wasting millions on stupid traffic lights and redesigning road junctions everywhere. Reduce the number of councillors by 50%. mda
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