FEARS over job losses at Winchester City Council were expressed by civic chiefs.

The concerns were raised as the county council prepares deep cuts in its budgets due to be decided on November 2.

The city council could be affected by the proposed ending of transport agency arrangements with district council, including Winchester.

That includes on-street parking enforcement which the county would take on.

Lib Dem councillor Martin Tod said that could cause an increase in residents' parking charges.

Cllr Jan Warwick, portfolio holder for the environment, told full Council that the county had yet to make a decision.

"It is important not to speculate because no decision has been made.

"People employed by the city council are worried for their jobs at the moment. We will continue to be responsible for off-street parking and will continue to enforce that. We will be pro-active in engaging with the county council before any proposals are approved."