Swansea Council Budget proposals unveiled
………”The report to Cabinet states that next year the Council needs to make savings of around £26m because of a reduction of £12m in Welsh Government funding and more than £14m of extra spending pressures.
The savings programme includes tightly-controlling spending, continuing to drive down management and business costs, increasing income, doing things differently, working with others, providing more services online and encouraging people to help themselves.
The key elements of the report to Cabinet next week include:
• A new £300,000 Community Transformation Fund to provide business planning support to groups who want to set up their own community services.
• The proposed closure of Pennard Library to be put on hold to allow for further discussions and a review of library services.”