Hundreds of thousands of pounds are to be spent by the Tory council to monitor contracts for newly privatised services in Hammersmith & Fulham.
The Tory cabinet is due to agree the privatisation of the grounds maintenance service at its meeting on 3 December.
That meeting was also due to agree privatisation of waste management and street cleaning in the borough but the decision has been delayed because the bids were all higher than expected. So the council will now try and cut the costs further by reducing the service to be provided.
And H&F will become the even dirtier borough.