Public urged to share ideas at Sheffield budget session

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Residents are urged to share their ideas on how Sheffield Council could save cash by attending a public budget consultation next week.

More details of where the axe will fall to save up to £60m will emerge over the coming weeks - but in the past four years of reductions jobs and services have been cut.

Some of the more high profile cuts included the closure of Don Valley Stadium, relinquishing control of city libraries and early years reductions.

Child protection is understood to be the only service where cuts will not be considered.

But an increase in council tax next year, after three years of it being frozen, has not been ruled out by the authority.

The public can attend a consultation in the town hall from 5.15pm to 7pm on Wednesday to learn more and ask questions about setting the budget.

Coun Dore said: “It is important that we hear from people who the cuts will impact on - sometimes we do get ideas about how to do things differently. “We want as many people as possible to come along, this is a budget for the city, it is not just a council budget.”