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Residents in Derbyshire react to news that 1600 County Council jobs are to be cut. They say they fear for the future of some services, including Adult Care and libraries.
Derbyshire County Council has announced plans to cut 1600 jobs and a complete review of the services it offers. The Labour-run administration says it needs to find £157 million over five years after the Government reduced its funding.
Some council buildings may have to be sold and services reduced or reviewed. The new Labour administration - only in office for four months - will have to consider cutbacks in every area of the council. It comes after similar announcements in Nottinghamshire.
Derbyshire County Council has announced that 1600 people will lose their jobs, which is roughly 10% of the workforce.
The announcement was made as the local authority set out its budget for the next year. The council needs to make savings of £47.2million in the next financial year.