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Moray Council faces cuts over budget shortfall

Swimming pools could be shut and school crossing patrollers axed in a bid to make up a budget shortfall of more than £14m over the next two years, Moray councillors have been told.

The local authority has already implemented £24m of recent cuts but has warned it needs to go further.

Councillors have now received a briefing note of potential cost savings.

The public will be consulted on the proposals.

The closure of two swimming pools would save about £350,000, and nearly £300,000 would be saved if school crossing patrollers were no longer provided.

Library closures could reduce the council's bills by £100,000, and £250,000 could be saved if a respite care centre was to shut.

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