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Meeting after tourism cuts are questioned
8:50am Tuesday 30th October 2012 in News
PLANS to axe staff and cut Bury Council’s tourism budget have been called into question.
Town hall bosses are proposing to lose five staff and replace them with a full-time tourism manager and a part-time assistant as part of a drive to save £89,000 by April.
But the opposition Conservative group has “called in” the cabinet’s decision to consult residents about the proposals.
They claim a document which argues the pros and cons of making the changes is not detailed enough, although the ruling Labour group claim it is.
Members of the council’s overview and scrutiny committee will discuss the issue at a public town hall meeting at 7pm on Tuesday.
The committee can either allow the decision to stand, paving the way for a public consultation, or recommend to the cabinet that the document to be re-written.