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Cornwall Faces More Cuts

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Published by the Pirate FM News Team at 4:39pm 3rd June 2013

Cornwall is told to brace for more cuts.

The new man holding the purse strings at the council says there is no way of avoiding them as the government looks set to scale back support again.

Alex Folkes tells Pirate FM frontline services will be hit but money will also be stripped from back room costs and management.

The use of consultants will also be reviewed: "We will try to make sure that any changes we make preserve the services that people most rely on, preserve the services that are most important to the people of Cornwall and don't result in any extra waste and we'll cut waste wherever we can as well.

"I think there is a new way of delivering services without privatisation, keeping council control over things, keeping the top services which we think are most important and which the public think are most important. but actually generating new investment and the ability to do better."

The council's new cabinet has been setting out its aims for the next four years. They state among other things a 'can do' positive and responsive approach, a sustainable economy, protection for the vulnerable, more homes, better transport and a fight for fairer funding.

You can read the full list here and see who is in charge of what here.

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