A council is expecting its budget next year to be the biggest in a decade.
The Conservative leader of Dudley Council, Patrick Harley, says it believes its government grant will rise by 4%, giving it an extra £7.5m.
The local authority's planning to spent the cash on areas such as new CCTV equipment, extra Police Community Support Officers and more bin collections.
Overall the budget will still be 20% smaller than in 2010 and council tax will also rise by 4%.
Some budgets have been cut too far hence why in this budget we are reinstating some of those budgets back to pre-2012 levels."