What this consultation is about
While our budget continues to face huge pressures, with greater demands on adult social care and services for vulnerable children, we're working harder than ever to provide maximum value for money and deliver the most efficient and effective public services possible. Our budget for the coming year is around £500 million, with a savings target of £33.4 million.
At its meeting on 11 September 2019 our Cabinet agreed a new Five Year Financial Plan for the council and this included a range of budget savings proposals over the lifetime of the plan. One of the areas identified for savings was a review of opening hours and staffing levels at the Derbyshire Record Office (DRO) to achieve savings of £60,000. Currently, the DRO is open 4 days a week for a total of 30 hours and it opens on one Saturday a month. It is proposed to consult over a reduction to the opening hours at the DRO from 30 to 22.5 hours a week. There is no proposal to change the current pattern of Saturday opening.