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Lancashire faces cuts in refuse collections and street cleaning
Refuse collections and street cleaning are amongst the services set to suffer as Lancashire County Council tries to reduce its spend by £4.7m.
Deputy leader Cllr Tony Greaves, who oversees the council's finances, told the Lancashire Telegraph: "The government is again slashing our grants and councils like ours in the north of England, are among the worst hit. We're looking at different ways to cut our spending and raise our income, but we're now very close to being forced to stop doing some quite important things."
He warned that further outsourcing of services would see the authority lose influence over their operation and efficiency, but said that talks were taking place with town and parish councils over assuming control for some services.
10th December 2015