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Budget promises security, stability and success

ARGYLL and Bute Council’s administration has passed its budget promising ‘security, stability and success’.

Twenty councillors voted for the administration’s budget motion, proposed by council leader Dick Walsh, defeating the one-year budget proposed by SNP leader Councillor Sandy Taylor, which drew nine votes, and Councillor Michael Breslin’s Reform group amendment, which attracted three.

Prior to the budget, more than 1,700 people responded to a consultation on which services matter most and where savings could be made.

Councillor Walsh said: ‘We have succeeded in balancing a budget, despite a reduction in Scottish Government funding of £6.3 million.

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