The first public debate about Kirklees’ budget struggles will be on February 2.

The council’s cabinet will meet to debate the stark reality of how to plug multi-million funding holes in most of its services.

A total of £84m must be found by 2020 and reserves have already been used up.

The council suffered 40% cuts from 2010 to last year and now faces a further 34% reduction in government funding by 2020.

Figures released in the draft budget show overall funding shrinking from £265m to £221m by 2019/20.

Reserves have already been used to fill a £12m gap in this year’s budget and a further £15.7m have been allocated for next year.

Cuts of almost £31m will run alongside the heavy use of cash reserves.

But in 2017/18 a gap of more than £16m has been identified and currently there are no reserves left to use.

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The following year the funding blackhole increases to £30m with the shortfall worsening to £38m by 2019/10.

Services identified for cuts include the Children’s Music Service which could lose £296,000 of its £319,000 budget.

Subsidies for some nurseries and schools will be totally removed over the next two years saving £231,000.

Six figure sums will also be sliced from numerous care services for the disabled and elderly.

Public Health services will also be scaled back after the government decided to “claw back” £1.6m of money it had promised.

Cuts of about £800,000 have been earmarked for the waste collection and street cleaning service.

A “decrease in cleaning resource” is proposed which the Examiner understands may include the axeing of the free bulky items collection service and reduction in street sweeping.

Huddersfield and Dewsbury’s free town buses are also set for the chop.

The budget will be discussed at a full meeting of councillors on February 17.