13 January 2008

£36 million cuts in local services unveiled

The Tory council in Hammersmith & Fulham has unveiled £36 million of cuts in local services over the next three years with more than £15 million in the coming year (2008-9). The cuts are to pay for a small reduction - 50p a week - in council tax.

The cuts include the privatisation of swathes of services from street cleaning and refuse collection to home helps and meals on wheels. There are also cuts in services for children (from childcare to school meals) and for older people (from home care to sheltered housing wardens).

These cuts are on top of the closures and sale of community assets previously reported.

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