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BUCKINGHAMSHIRE ASKS TAXPAYERS HOW TO BALANCE BUDGET

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Buckinghamshire CC has been asking local council taxpayers how it should make budget cuts of£12 million next year,...
Buckinghamshire CC has been asking local council taxpayers how it should make budget cuts of £12 million next year, reports BBC Three Counties.

But some of the answers it received strike at the heart of the policies of England's only Conservative-controlled county council.

The authority called in leading pollster Bob Worcester, of MORI, to carry out the survey among 800 council taxpayers.

While most people did not want any cuts in the selective education system, the £6.5 million cost of transport to and from the schools should be a target, suggested the poll.

On social services, the people questioned wanted more spending on carers and home care services and less on meals on wheels for the elderly.

Higher library fines were among other areas where those polled thought extra revenue could be raised.

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