VIDEO: Budget 'will prioritise Rotherham's most vulnerable'

By Gareth Dennison | 23/02/2012 0 comments

VIDEO: Budget 'will prioritise Rotherham's most vulnerable'

 

ROTHERHAM'S ongoing financial challenge will see the borough council make £20.4 million of cuts in 2011/12.

Councillors have promised they will support frontline services by keeping the 'back-office' functions as lean as possible.

The council's budget will be £213.290 million and council tax will be frozen.

Leader Cllr Roger Stone said the authority's strategy was to adopt a "calm and measured" approach rather than knee-jerk reactions.

He added: "Our aim all along has been to protect services, not council structures, which is in line with what the people of Rotherham themselves have told us."

See Friday's Advertiser for full coverage and reaction to the budget.

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