The Executive Committee met on 31st January and agreed the budget cuts for the forthcoming year. The Leader of the Council presented a paper with proposals to remove certain proposals from the list of options and to alter proposed charges. This paper was agreed, however, there are still many serious cuts and Greens remain opposed to the cuts which will affect many vulnerable people.
As of 31st January and after a well supported campaign, the council has decided to close the Hunter House Museum, birthplace of the world famous Hunter Brothers. Save Hunter House campaign co-ordinator and Calderwood community councillor, Kirsten Robb, said;