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Nottingham City Council leader ‘understand concerns’ over proposed service cuts

The leader of Nottingham City Council, Cllr David Mellen took part in a BBC radio interview today.

The ouncil issued a Section 114 notice in November, effectively declaring bankruptcy, following a £23m shortfall in its budget.

Cuts have also been proposed to services and jobs due to a separate budget gap of £53m in the following year beginning April 2024.

Consequently the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities announced on Thursday, February 22, it would be appointing commissioners to help run the council.

Cllr Mellen said:

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‘People’s quality of life is going to be worse.

‘If their community centre closes or their library closes or their elderly relative has to move out of a care home, then those things are all affecting the quality of life of people.

‘It makes people anxious. And I wish we could do more.’

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