Derbyshire County Council to cut £45m from budget
Proposed budget cuts at Derbyshire County Council will hit both road gritting and crossing guards as the local authority aims to save £45m over the next fiscal year.
The plans were released by the Labour-led council, which also proposed a 2% rise in council tax.
Council leader Anne Western said government grants were being cut by 27%, so cutbacks were inevitable.
A final decision on the budget proposals will be made next week.
Councillor Western said: "People will start to see the effect of the cuts and it will be more evident in terms of services dwindling."
She added: "Nearly three-quarters of the money we spend on local services comes from the government and only a quarter from council tax so it's inevitable that cuts of this size will have a huge impact on local services."
The budget proposals include:
- Raising £5m a year from the 2% council tax increase
- Cutting £157m from the budget by 2018
- Cuts to adult care, crossing guards, mobile libraries and transport initiatives
- Removing school crossing patrols