Information centre goes in latest cuts

Derbyshire Dales District Council has agreed to reduce spending and freeze council tax as part of a sustainable financial plan.

Councillors agreed to a schedule of savings at a meeting in Matlock.

Savings for 2012/13 will include scrapping the Saturday morning refuse service and transferring Wirksworth Learner Pool to a trust.

A review of tourist visitor information services has been carried out with plans to close Matlock’s TIC in March 31 and establish a new visitor information point in April.

A tourism hub would be created in Matlock Town Hall to co-ordinate visitor services across the Dales.

The tourism visitor information services review could save £55,000.

The council is also set to spend £200,000 in redundancies, £45,000 on a review of street cleaning and grounds maintenance and £27,150 on repairs to Matlock Town Hall roof.

Councillors agreed to freeze 2012/13 council tax at 2011/12 levels in order to qualify for the one-year council tax freeze grant.

The financial plan is part of a three-year savings plan the council needs to make in order to set a balanced budget.

Twenty-eight councillors voted in favour of the plans with six against.

The council made savings of £1.3million in 2011-12.


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