BREAKING NEWS: Up to 1,800 jobs could go at county council

Services will be cut and hundreds of jobs lost as Warwickshire struggles to close a £60 million funding gap.

There will be cuts in youth services, subsidies and speed camera enforcement as part of moves which include switching off some street lights in the early hours. Libraries and recycling services will be reviewed and people may be asked to pay for school bus services and entry to country parks.

As many as 1,800 jobs might be lost at Shire Hall.

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Announcing the measures on Tuesday morning, Warwickshire County Council leader Coun Alan Farnell said: “This is a position none of us are comfortable with, but it must be done to keep the council sustainable.”

Cllr Farnell described the cuts as “responsible, open and fair” and said consultations would be held with affected parties as soon as possible.

For the full story see this Friday’s Courier