Tonight's Hammersmith & Fulham Cabinet meeting will be a pretty brutal one even by our Tory council's standards. Anyone can come along to try and get their objections heard as the Conservatives slash services for people living on lower incomes, including pensioners, pregnant women, first-jobbers and students. The action kicks off at 7pm in the Courtyard Room in the Town Hall, King Street W6 9JU.
Let's just pick four items out of the agenda here and see what they really mean.
"7. THE FUTURE OF THE LIFESTYLE PLUS CARD"
Farewell to Lifestyle Plus. The discount card introduced by Labour 25 years ago to help people on low incomes afford our swimming pools and leisure centres is to be abolished. Details here.
"9. DISPOSAL OF EDITH SUMMERSKILL HOUSE, CLEM ATTLEE ESTATE"
Goodbye to one of our council blocks. Under the pretext of refurbishment, the council has emptied out Edith Summerskill House and is now selling it to developers, with a loss of 68 flats, including 48 two-bed and 16 three-bed flats, which are like gold dust. Details here.
"10. SERVICE CHARGES FOR TENANTS"
Service charges for council tenants are to be increased by £1m a year for no extra benefit. Details here.
"12. INTRODUCTION OF INTERIM GUIDANCE TO SOCIAL LANDLORDS ON THE AFFORDABLE RENT TENURE IN LB HAMMERSMITH AND FULHAM"
Rents will go up by between three and four times for all new and half of existing council properties, which for four-bed properties means £400 a week, requiring an income of over £74,000. Details here.
Not bad for one evening's work.