North West Wales

Anglesey council budget cuts out to public consultation

The public is being asked for their opinion on proposed £3.5m savings by Anglesey council which could see public toilets closed and bus services cut.

The council met on Monday and says it is trying to meet "tough financial challenges" which could also mean a 5% rise in council tax bills.

Council leader Bryan Owen urged residents to get involved to let the council know what they want.

He insisted nothing had yet been decided.

"The consultation process is being held so that we can see where savings can be made," Mr Owen told BBC Radio Cymru's Post Prynhawn programme.

"Closing public toilets would save us £250,000 a year but that by itself isn't enough.

"What we are doing here is saying what could be done.

"We could close toilets, or we could close leisure centres, but this is all now going out to consultation - then we can see what the tax-payers and community councils think we should do."

Mr Owen said all services are being considered to find the necessary savings.

"We are looking at everything, every service we deliver to the people of Anglesey," he added.

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