Tory H&F council had been hoping to save £250,000 from primary school lunches. But when the tenders for the schools meals contract were evaluated, none were affordable within the budget.
The council has decided to discontinue the tendering process and enter into negotiations with the tenderers "to try and achieve an affordable meal price that still meets national nutritional guidelines and ensures statutory employment and pensions rights are protected for affected catering staff".
That in short means smaller portions for school lunches. And definitely no second helpings.
Please, Cllr Greenhalgh, can we have more!