Leeds & West Yorkshire

Bradford waste tips reduced hours plan scrapped

Plans to cut the opening hours of tips across Bradford to save cash have been scrapped, following public consultation on the council's budget.

The authority, which runs eight household waste recycling centres, had proposed reduced opening times in an attempt to save £200,000.

Other changes to the draft budget include potential losses of 656 full-time posts instead of 696.

The budget is set to be approved when the council meets on Thursday.

The Labour-controlled authority, which employs about 9,000 people, said it would "do everything it could" to avoid compulsory redundancies.

The council must find £115m of savings by 2017 as a result of reduced government funding.

It said it had already made savings of £100m over the past three years, including shedding 1,500 jobs, of which about 60 were made through compulsory redundancy.

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