Four hundred jobs could be affected in Liverpool as the council announce cuts to save £32 million pounds.
Town hall bosses say they'll sell off some nurseries and review funding to homeless hostels and libraries. Council tax could also be raised.
Over the next financial year the council needs to save £32 million on top of the £141 million of cuts over the last two years. Overall the council is having to save £290 million from 2011-17.
Here is where the council propose to save the cash;
- A review of libraries and the introduction of a ‘hub and spoke’ model from 2014/15*. *
- *****Reviewing the operations at Kirkby and Allerton municipal golf courses* which are both running at a loss.
- Review of the Integrated Youth and Play Service** with the possibility of transferring services to the voluntary and community sector.**
- *****Withdrawal of part-funding for sheltered housing wardens*
- Introduction of charges for community alarms** at sheltered housing**
- *****Reviewing homeless hostels at Geneva Road and Aigburth Drive*
- Selling four nurseries** which are heavily subsidised by the council**
- *****Ceasing the council’s role in delivering Truancy Watch* from 2014/15
The council say the decisions in this tranche total £5.7 million**, with some of the most difficult changes only taking effect from 2014/15 to give time for consultation. Around 400 staff will be affected by the cuts. The council say they 'will do all it can to facilitate redeployment, and discretionary compensation will be offered'.