05 July 2010

Greenhalgh wastes no time in cuts crusade

As warned by hfconwatch after the 6 May council elections, H&F Tories have rushed ahead with cuts and closures which make their first term look timid.

Tory leader Cllr Stephen Greenhalgh has proclaimed a personal mission to reduce the council's debt and thereby the council tax. No one seems to be asking why such big cuts in debt (and thereby local services) are necessary at this time.

Instead, Cllr Greenhalgh is glorying in selling off community assets, axeing funding to local voluntary organisations and closing the local carers' centre (as per previous blogs). More on all these Tory cuts to follow - £55 million over the next three years, as trumpeted by the Tory leader last week.

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