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Plan to slash community cash slammed

PROPOSALS to slash community council funding by more than half will deal a serious blow to local democracy across Lochaber, according to communities in the area, writes Mark Entwistle.

At its meeting today (Thursday), Highland Council will look at proposed budget savings for the coming financial year.

Contained within a raft of measures aimed at plugging some of the £26 million shortfall in the coffers is a plan to cut community council grants by up to 53 per cent.

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