Category Archives: Proposed Cuts

There is an alternative!

There is an alternative! Darlington Council is embarking upon a massive programme of £22 million cuts that will cripple the Council, cutting from line services, and throw in the region of 1,000 staff out of work. The bulk of these … Continue reading

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Councils ‘bonkers’ for consultants use

Councils ‘bonkers’ for consultants use COUNCILS in the region have been attacked as “bonkers” for paying consultants to identify budget cuts. The Northern Echo has learnt two authorities –Darlington and North Yorkshire – paid £86,898 and £95,000 respectively to consultants to … Continue reading

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Spending cuts on an unprecedented scale

Spending cuts on an unprecedented scale Much-needed council services are facing the axe as the Government looks to its Comprehensive Spending Review to balance the books. Mark Tallentire reports. THE region’s councils are facing cuts of a scale never seen … Continue reading

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Crucial day for future of arts and leisure in town

Crucial day for future of arts and leisure in town CRUNCH meetings will take place today to establish how to protect a North-East town’s museums, theatres and leisure facilities against forthcoming cuts. In what is being seen as a crucial … Continue reading

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CCTV team and will cease investigating videos

CCTV team and will cease investigating videos BUDGET cuts at a council mean surveillance footage of hundreds of crimes will no longer be investigated by a senior council officer on behalf of the police. Darlington Borough Council has removed a … Continue reading

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Cuts hit everyone, but we must protect elderly

Cuts hit everyone, but we must protect elderly WHEN asked what services the council should keep or cut, most people pause, even stall, for an answer. One woman admits she cannot think of anything she uses that she will miss. … Continue reading

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Latest cuts hit 33 jobs in Darlington . . . but unions fear more will go

Latest cuts hit 33 jobs in Darlington . . . but unions fear more will go Only 33 posts are being made redundant or unfilled in the first round of cuts in Darlington. But union leaders tell reporter Paul Cook they … Continue reading

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