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VIDEO: County council promises 'minimal change' to youth service
11:21am Friday 21st February 2014 in News
Essex County Council (ECC) insists services will be maintained despite slashing its youth budget in half.
The authority is cutting its spending on youth services from £5m this year to £2.4m by 2016/17.
Cabinet member for education Ray Gooding said: "We've saved quite a significant amount of money over the next couple of years, but most importantly we've got a service now which is fit for today and fit for the future."
Full proposals for the future of Essex Youth Services will be presented at a cabinet meeting on Tuesday.