Gateshead's £45m funding gap

Gateshead Council is beginning a public consultation on how it can meet a £45m funding gap. It could mean major changes to council services.

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Gateshead public consultation: How to take part

Gateshead Council is asking people from the area to put forward their opinions on which council services are most valued. The aim of the public consultation is to save £45million.

The Cabinet will be asked to agree on a consultation report at a meeting on October 15.

The consultation will run until December 17. People can take part in the survey online or by picking up a paper survey from the Civic Centre or any council building.

Gateshead Council must save £45m

Gateshead Council is beginning a public consultation on how it can meet a £45million funding gap. It could mean major changes to council services. People living there will be asked which services they value most. The Council must decide how to spend its budget for the next two years.

Since 2010, Gateshead Council has made £75million of savings and now it needs to find an estimated £45million in the next two years.

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