Road safety, buses, leisure ser­vices and waste on hit list

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Pro­pos­als put for­ward by Clack­man­nan­shire Coun­cil of­fi­cers to plug the £11 mil­lion fund­ing gap in­clude :


Re­duc­ing num­ber of young peo­ple placed in res­i­den­tial schools out­with Clack­man­nan­shire, sav­ing £300,000 in 2019/20.

In­vest in in-house Fos­ter Care Ser­vice sav­ing £60,000 in each of the next three years.


Stop sub­si­dis­ing buses – This would see the coun­cil stop­ping sub­si­dis­ing the C1 and C2 ser­vices. The C1 serves Al­loa and Sauchie. The C2 serves Glenochil, Tulli­body, Cam­bus, Al­loa, Sauchie, Fishcross, Devon Vil­lage and Til­li­coul­try. This would save £176,000 in 2021/22.


Stop pro­vid­ing leisure and com­mu­nity ser­vices at the Bow­mar Cen­tre, Al­loa – This would save £25,000 in each of the next two years.

Al­loa Leisure Bowl con­tract – Cease con­tract with Al­loa Leisure Bowl from Oc­to­ber 2019. This could re­sult in the clo­sure of the cen­tre and save £273,000 in each of the next two years.


Re­duce the an­nual grants to Devon­vale, Clack­man­nan and Coal­snaughtonVil­lage Halls, cease the an­nual grant to Scot­tish Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice for the pro­vi­sion of road safety events for all S4 school pupils, end fund­ing to the food bank and soup pot, cease grants to OAP groups which sup­port in­di­vid­u­als to at­tend at Christ­mas lunch, re­duce fund­ing to Cit­i­zens Ad­vice Bureau for ad­vice ser­vices, cease fund­ing to com­mu­nity coun­cils and re­duce fund­ing to Barnardo’s and Ac­tion for Chil­dren. This would save £79,000 in 2019/20 and a fur­ther £88,000 in 2020/21.


Changes to home to school trans­port. At the mo­ment it is not a ‘dis­tance en­ti­tled pol­icy’, but pro­vides en­ti­tle­ment if pupils live within the catch­ment area of cer­tain pri­mary schools. This would be changed to the statu­tory limit of two miles for un­der eights and three miles for over eights, sav­ing £40,000 over the next two years.


In­crease Coun­cil Tax by three per cent and up­ping fees and charges by 2.8 per cent


Re­duce win­ter main­te­nance to paths, sav­ing £25,000 in 2019/20, scal­ing back grass cut­ting to min­i­mum lev­els sav­ing £46,000 in each of the next two years.

Re­design the stray dog ser­vice. If this mea­sure is agreed, the coun­cil would leave its part­ner­ship with Stir­ling and Falkirk Coun­cils to save £14,000 in the com­ing year.

In­tro­duc­tion of a per­mit scheme for cus­tomers who wish to pay to con­tinue to re­ceive this ser­vice from 2020. £130,000 would be saved.

Com­mer­cial waste ser­vice. This would en­sure full cost re­cov­ery of pro­vid­ing ser­vice, sav­ing £35,000 in 2019/20.

It’s pro­posed the coun­cil would stop pro­vid­ing bags for the food waste cad­dies, sav­ing £30,000.

Cuts pack­age Of­fi­cers have put for­ward pro­pos­als for cuts of £11 mil­lion

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