Dorset Council 'needs to save £46 million in 3 years'

The debate over the proposed cuts has just begun. The councils says it needs to cut £46 million over three years. Out of that, it has identified £19.5 million to cut in the coming tax year of 2013 - 2014.

The cuts will be made in all departments, but if the plans are approved, road safety, adult services, and children's support services will face the largest cuts.

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Vote on £46 million cuts

Councillors in Dorset will vote today on whether to make cuts of £11 million to the county's budget. Protesters gathered at the weekend to urge the council not to go ahead with the proposals.