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Budget Proposals 2009 - 2010

The city council has begun the process of establishing its budget for 2009 / 2010 and are currently consulting with the public, external partners and other important stakeholders on the proposals. Corporate directors have been asked to find savings of 6% from their budgets.

A summary of the proposals are available below. A more detailed copy of the proposals is available here: Revenue Budget Proposals 2009/2010

Budget Proposal Summaries

Equality and Human Rights Impact Assessments on Budget Proposals for 2009-2010

Culture, Heritage & Communities

Environment & Infrastructure



Resources Management

Social Work


Strategic Leadership

Update to budget proposals following Resources Management Committee on 25 November 2008

The following proposals were REMOVED from the finalised package of proposals:

  • school closures and reductions in teacher numbers;
  • library closures although opening times will be subject to further review;
  • closure of the Tolbooth Museum in the summer;
  • closure of Linksfield and Tullos pools;
  • closure of Hilton outdoor centre;
  • withdrawal of P4 swimming;
  • reduction of hours at Bridge of Don pool; 
  • withdrawal of kerbside collection of plastics;
  • the increases in parking permit charges as proposed by council officers.  Officers have instead been asked to take a fresh look at proposed increases; proposals to increase the cost of a second permit, however, have been retained;
  • parking charges for the first four hours at city parks (but introducing charges for parking for longer than four hours to deter commuters);
  • reduction in the budget for the public analyst service;
  • withdrawal of funding to the International Football Festival (instead, the annual grant would be halved to £27,000);
  • withdrawal of funding to Dons in the Community Programme;
  • a reduction of £20,000 in annual grant to Aberdeen Performing Arts (instead the administration wants to see a £60,000 reduction).

Visit  page for further information on the proposals agreed at the Resources Management Committee on 25 November.

Please forward any feedback you have on the budget proposals by writing to:

  • Louise Scott
    Head of Corporate Communications
    Continuous Improvement
    2nd Floor, St Nicholas House
    Broad Street
    AB10 1EZ
    or by email to: