Council on course to meet savings target

Amber Valley Borough Council has claimed it has delivered a third of the savings in its two-year plan to meet the £2 million savings target it announced earlier this year.

In February, the Council approved a series of savings in response to a reduction in external grant of nearly 10%. Wide-ranging measures were identified to meet that challenge.

An appraisal of the progress made so far has identified that the Council has secured £650,000 of the savings needed by April 2012.

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Stuart Bradford said: “Further savings still need to be found in order to meet our targets but we’ve so far achieved what we set out to achieve

“We’re pressing ahead with many of the changes we announced and some internal projects have already delivered savings this year. The public and our employees have adapted to the changes with understanding and co-operation as we aim to meet the challenges we set ourselves and so far, the progress is very encouraging.”