17 November 2007

Brace yourself for more cuts and closures

Just as babies cry, cats meow and dogs bark, Tories cut public services.

The first signs of more cuts, closures and higher charges in Hammersmith & Fulham were signalled this week by Tory councillors promising tax cuts.

Already the Tory council has announced £34 million cuts in services from 2007-10 and more will be announced in the coming weeks to pay for a small tax cut. Services and community organisations are being destroyed to pay for a 50p a week reduction in council tax.

At the same time key local services like street cleaning and refuse collection are threatened with privatisation. And the council's star rating could plunge as the cuts hit delivery of services and the borough gets dirtier.

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