Hampshire council leader reverses plans to axe tips

Closure of waste tips has been ruled out as a way to balance the county's books
Closure of waste tips has been ruled out as a way to balance the county's books
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PLANNED cuts to tips across Hampshire have been axed.

Councillor Roy Perry, leader of Hampshire County Council, said a Tory group meeting gave its backing to his cabinet’s proposals to not remove the tips.

School cross patrols and community transport schemes will also not be axed.

Cllr Perry said: ‘Whilst we had to look at all ways of balancing the huge £750million budget and save £140million by 2020 we were determined all along to save these services.

‘The pressures arising from our care budgets were eased by the extra one per cent council tax increase government authorised us to make for social care and in the final adjustment of the local government settlement by the government almost £3m additional funding was allocated to Hampshire.

‘This all helped.’