Council Budget: Your views wanted

With the public consultation on the council’s proposed budget closing on 11th January, make sure you have your say.

Gateshead Council have put forward their proposals for their budget. These include:

Cutting the budget for fixing potholes and pavement repairs by 60%
Getting rid of the pest control service
Ending maintenance of all bowls and football pitches
Cutting the street light repairs budget
Cutting support for voluntary groups
Reviewing whether to cut library opening hours
Cutting support for young people with mental health issues

To learn more about the proposals, and to give your views, visit