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Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Breaking news - reprieve for countryside services
Breaking news ......... Reported in tonights Evening Chronicle under the heading
'Hundreds of jobs under threat at Gateshead Council'
Savings will be made with the planned closures of Central Nursery and Birtley Crematorium, as well move to switch off or dim street lights.
However, there is a reprieve for countryside services, with the council supporting the countryside team by keeping two posts. A controversial plan to get rid of the countryside warden support will be held off for another year.