Members of the public in West Cumbria get to have their say about council budget cuts this week.
A series of drop in sessions are taking place over Copeland Borough Councils proposal to cut more than two and a half million pounds by 2015.
Whitehaven's Civic Hall, Library and Tourist Information Centre are being sold off, further proposals include raising parking charges, removing flowerbeds and closing public toilets.
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The Health Alliance says it's put forward "viable alternatives" to options proposed by the Success Regime.
Cumbrian businesses are being urged to promote fire safety over Christmas, as many companies take on temporary staff.
Dumfries and Galloway Council is warning further cuts to its budget will affect the level of support it can provide to homeless people.