Protestors from various unions are attending Cumbria County Council's budget meeting in Kendal. Councillors are due to vote on a raft of cuts in order to save £24 million this year.
The Council has to save nearly £90 million over three years due to cuts in central government funding.
Proposals include operational changes to fire and rescue services and cuts to subsidised bus services.
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