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Swindon Council looking to make 400 job cuts

Swindon Council bosses say they are tackling cuts and an increase in service demand. Credit: ITV West Country

More than 400 jobs could go at Swindon Borough Council, as bosses tackle cuts and a growing demand for services.

The Conservative-run authority says it needs to save an estimated £30million in the next 30 months.

It said nearly half of the cuts will come from reducing the number of staff of its current workforce of 2,800.



Cabinet approves budget cuts

The cuts still have to be approved by full council on 21st February. Credit: ITV News West Country

Senior councillors in Swindon have agreed a budget that's slashed £15m from their £130m total spend.

It will include less support for the elderly and cutting its bus subsidy. It still has to be approved by full council at their meeting on 21st February.

The council has less funding from central Government and even more savings will have to be made next year.