21 September 2007

Crucial fortnight in Hammersmith & Fulham

The next two weeks see some key dates for the borough as the Tories' cuts crusade rolls on in Hammersmith & Fulham.

On Wednesday 26 September the High Court will rule on the judicial review of the council's 60% cut in grant to the local law centre. Tory scaremongerer in chief, Cllr Antony Lillis, has threatened other voluntary organisations that this legal action could jeopardise their grant too.

On the same day, council leader Cllr Stephen Greenhalgh is to give a 'state of the borough' address to an invitation only audience at a secret location. No doubt he will herald more cuts.

On 1 October many of the cuts already announced will kick in. These include closure of the mobile library service along with cuts to local voluntary organisations, many of which will close as a result.

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