Weymouth and Portland council to make £900,000 savings

Weymouth Crematorium The council said it could increase Weymouth Crematorium fees to generate an extra £39,000 a year

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A Dorset council has published plans to cut services and increase council tax to save £900,000 in 2014/2015.

Weymouth and Portland Borough Council's budget cut options include reducing its events programmes and mayoral services.

In total it needs to find savings of £2.1m by 2016/2017 and is drafting a 2020 Vision document to outline a long-term budget plan.

The council said the key reason for the savings was because of "reductions in government funding".

Council tax is to be increased by just under 2% under proposals to be discussed on 3 December.

The council's management committee will also look at increasing fees at Weymouth Crematorium.

A decision will be made at a full council meeting in February.

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