'Armageddon' budget cut

Council leader says £56m budget cut for Rhondda Cynon Taf is an 'Armageddon scenario'. Protests expected today when councillors meet to discuss what to axe.

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'Armageddon scenario' for valleys in budget cuts

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council's nursery provision is threatened by budget cuts. Credit: PA

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is set to face an estimated budget gap of 'at least' £56m over the next four years.

The first phase of tough decisions to bridge the Council’s funding gap is being considered by Cabinet today at 4pm.

RCT says it will consider a range of options to bridge the funding gap and whether it should initiate a consultation on those proposals.

Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Anthony Christopher said, "This really is an Armageddon scenario for local government which will have a severe impact on local services. No community in our area will be left unaffected during these difficult times."

The cuts to be considered today include: nursery provision, meals-on-wheels, youth services and libraries.

Protests are expected to take place when the cabinet meets.

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