Campaigners opposed to Hull Council's controversail hundred and fifty thousand pounds cut to the city's museums budget will present their case to council chiefs later this morning. The council want to axe four full time posts and reduce and limit opening times at several attractions including the Hands on History Museum. Opponents will present petitions totalling eighteen thousand signatures to the council.
There has been a staggering increase in the number of people being caught and prosecuted for fly tipping in Hull over the last year.
The figure has risen by fifty per cent - but it still costs taxpayers in the city more than one hundred and fifty thousand pounds a year to clear up the massive amount of rubbish that is dumped on the streets. Sarah Clark reports:
Hull City Council is launching an online survey today to get residents views as to which services in the city should be prioritised, before they set next year's budget.
The council is asking people for their views as to which ten services they value most and which they value least.
The Council is urging all customers and residents, partners and interested stakeholders to take part in the survey, available at www.hullcc.gov.uk/valuehull.**
***It is estimated that Hull City Council will have £48 million less funding over the next two years.*
The survey will be available on the Council website from today until Friday December 13. For customers who are unable to access online services at home, the survey will be available on the network computers in customer service centres or libraries. Staff will be happy to help with this.
Campaigners are celebrating after Hull City Council decided NOT to close a popular swimming complex.
Two pools at Ennerdale Leisure Centre were set to close in April next year - but after petitioning by swimming clubs and local politicians, the council says it's found funding to keep it open until at least 2015. Helen Steel reports.
Hull City Council is considering scrapping annual elections in a bid to save money. It could mean saving around a quarter of a million pounds a year. If approved elections would be held every four years like in the neighbouring East Riding Council area.
Thousands of workers at Hull City Council could face being sacked as part of plans to then rehire them on new contracts. Unions have been meeting with the council today over the proposals. The move is being blamed on council cutbacks.
People living in parts of Hull will have their bins emptied fortnightly - instead of once a week - from today. Council bosses say they are changing the number of collections for 110,000 households.
It's hoped the move will lead to an increase in recycling and also save the authority around £1m a year. Residents will receive information packs in the next few days - which includes a calendar with new collection dates. Councillor Martin Mancey spoke to Calendar about the changes.
600 jobs are to go at Hull City Council after they voted through their proposed budget. Libraries and nurseries will also close.
170 jobs could go at Hull City Council as part of a shake-up of back-office staff.
The move to overhaul administrative duties at the authority is expected to be approved by senior councillors next week.
If you fly tip in Hull you could face a criminal record and a fine - that is the message Hull City Council want to tell those who carry out the act.
It's part of a crackdown by the council, who've spent £150,000 cleaning up the problem in the last year. The number of complaints has also gone up by 25 percent 2,200 since May this year