Cheshire East council look to save £20m with care home and library closures | Knutsford Times

Cheshire East council look to save £20m with care home and library closures

By on November 21, 2017

Cheshire East Council’s budget plan for 2018/21 shows five libraries and two care centres have been marked for closure to save £20m.

The plans would also see council tax raised by almost 5% from April 2018.

Councillor Paul Bates said that the budget was under “severe pressure” due to cuts in funding and an increased demand for care services.

Library closures are planned in Alderley Edge, Disley and Prestbury with branched in Holmes Chapel and Bollington earmarked for closure in the future.

Council care centres in Crewe and Congleton will also be closed.

In addition there will be reviews of parking charges and transport for primary school children – this follows previous cuts to subsidised bus services to save £1m per year from April.

 

The council has begun a consultation on its proposals, which will run until January.

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