RESIDENTS are being encouraged not to miss out on a chance to have their say on Durham County Council’s spending plans if proposals for a consultation are given the go-ahead.

Members of the authority’s cabinet will hear next week that a further £37million of savings are needed over the next four years in addition to the £209million of savings that have been made since 2011/12.

The figures are included in the latest update to the authority’s Medium Term Financial Plan, which outlines its long-term funding outlook and spending priorities.

The report also outlines proposals for £14.8million of savings during the 2018/19 financial year and seeks approval from cabinet to carry out a consultation on the spending plans. Residents can comment at until December 1.