An encouraging example from the Borough Council of King's Lynn and West Norfolk on coping with spending cuts.

King’s Lynn Arts Centre had been under threat of closure, "but a group of supporters stepped in to take over the running of the venue to keep it open."

Other developments include:

  • Council tax bills in the borough will be frozen and car parking charges will remain unchanged.
  • "Weekly bin collections to continue ("the only borough in the county to retain them") 
  • A new refuse collection contract negotiated jointly with North Norfolk District Council and due to start in 2013 has saved £400,000.
  • "More council services in West Norfolk could be run by community groups."
  • "The council is continuing to look at sharing services and the revenues and benefits department looks likely to merge with North Norfolk."
  • A freeze on members’ allowances.

Congratulations to Council leader Cllr Nick Daubney and his team.