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Plymouth City Council closing cashiers' office

Plymouth Civic Centre
Image caption The council plans to save a total of £30m over three years

Plymouth City Council is closing its cashiers' office at the Civic Centre from 1 April as part of restructuring efforts to save £1m.

About 10,000 people regularly use the city centre office to pay council tax over the counter.

However, council bosses said it was not enough to keep the service running.

The authority said people could pay at self-service kiosks in the centre and other methods were available, including using post offices and Paypoints.

All customers who currently used the cashiers service were being contacted personally about the changes, the Conservative-led council said.

It said staff would be on hand to help customers on how to use the kiosks and help them select the payment method most suitable to their circumstances.

Council bills can be paid online, by post, at the post office or Paypoint agents, over the telephone or by direct debit.

The restructuring is part of plans to save the council £30m over three years.

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