Caerphilly County Borough Council’s Parks and Outdoor Facilities Service is in line for a budget cut of £180,000 with the loss of seven posts.
The council’s Living Environment Scrutiny Committee will consider a report tomorrow which outlines how the Parks and Outdoor Facilities Service could see a reduction of seven posts, including two senior management posts and five supervisory technical posts.
The council has said the jobs losses could be met through staff retirement with others being redeployed in other areas of the local authority.
Cllr Allan Pritchard, deputy leader of council and cabinet member responsible for human resources said: “The council is implementing a planned programme of efficiency measures to ensure the organisation is well placed to meet the financial challenges that lie ahead.
“This review is one of many that will take place across the authority to ensure we are fit for purpose and in a strong position to tackle the uncertain times that lie ahead.
“Caerphilly is better placed that many other local authority’s thanks to our careful strategic planning and we want to send out a clear message that we aim to cut costs, but protect services for our local communities.”
The service is responsible for looking after the parks, outdoor sports facilities and open spaces across the county borough and also includes the authority’s bereavement service.
Following consideration by the Living Environment Scrutiny Committee, the report will then go before the council’s cabinet for final approval in December.