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Cardiff Council slashes £22m from its budget

Cardiff Council slashes £22m from its budget
February 1, 2013 5 Comments »

Flat Holm Island will be sold, the Cardiff Big Weekend music festival will stop and funding for the much-loved Cardiff Riding School will be axed under sweeping cuts unveiled last night by Cardiff council. The Labour-run authority is also planning ... Read More »

Council budget cuts bring ‘sad and troubled day’ for Cardiff charities

Council budget cuts bring ‘sad and troubled day’ for Cardiff charities
February 1, 2013 No Comments »

Organisations who face having their council funding slashed in the local authority’s latest budget proposals have appealed for the city’s politicians to think again, and described the details of yesterday’s announcement as representing a “sad and troubled day for the ... Read More »

Budget breakdown: Where Cardiff Council will find its savings

Budget breakdown: Where Cardiff Council will find its savings
February 1, 2013 4 Comments »

Cardiff Council has announced it will make £22 million worth of savings in its budget for 2013/2014, with every area of council services affected in some way. Presenting his budget statement to the full council yesterday, the city’s cabinet member ... Read More »

Labour to honour its pledge to freeze Cardiff council tax

Labour to honour its pledge to freeze Cardiff council tax
January 31, 2013 No Comments »

Labour will today honour its election pledge to freeze council tax in Cardiff for a year when the group unveils its first budget since winning control of County Hall. The council tax freeze in Wales’ capital comes as other authorities ... Read More »

Cardiff Council set for £900,000 overspend

Cardiff Council set for £900,000 overspend
January 2, 2013 No Comments »

Cardiff Council is on course for a “worrying” overspend of £900,000 by the end of the financial year. The local authority is particularly overspending in children’s services (£1.5m), education (£954,000) and city services (£916,000), which includes rubbish collections and highways. ... Read More »

Councillors to consider ban on Chinese lantern and balloon releases

Councillors to consider ban on Chinese lantern and balloon releases
December 13, 2012 3 Comments »

Balloons and sky lanterns should be banned from being released outdoors in parts of the capital, councillors have claimed. A motion from a Rumney councillor has called on Cardiff Council to prevent balloons and sky lanterns being released on council-owned ... Read More »

Cardiff council considers using ‘philanthropists’ to fund foster care

Cardiff council considers using ‘philanthropists’ to fund foster care
November 7, 2012 No Comments »

Cardiff Council is considering an “innovative” new scheme that could see philanthropists, wealthy individuals and charitable trusts fund foster placements for some of the city’s most vulnerable children. The local authority is looking at the possibility of using what are ... Read More »

Labour councillors ‘whipped to support’ controversial management restructure

Labour councillors ‘whipped to support’ controversial management restructure
November 5, 2012 1 Comment »

Labour councillors in Cardiff have once again challenged their own administration over a controversial restructure of senior management. One Labour member said today she was being “whipped by my group” to support proposals to hire a new top-level management team ... Read More »

Cardiff’s LDP agreed after fiery council debate

Cardiff’s LDP agreed after fiery council debate
October 25, 2012 2 Comments »

A blueprint for the future development of Cardiff – setting out where more than 45,000 new homes will rise up over the next 14 years – was agreed tonight. But Cardiff council’s Local Development Plan (LDP) Preferred Strategy sparked a ... Read More »

GMB union raises prospect of industrial action over council’s back-office review

GMB union raises prospect of industrial action over council’s back-office review
October 12, 2012 1 Comment »

A union representing thousands of staff at Cardiff council has raised the prospect of industrial action over fears hundreds of jobs will be axed in a review of back-office functions. Over the next 18 months Cardiff council will look at ... Read More »