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Cuts Watch #123: Cuts in Westminster

09 Jul 2010, by in Cuts Watch

Westminster Council has now also published the financial report from its recent Cabinet meeting. This documents the £14 million of cuts to services that it is proposing in response to central government funding reductions. Cuts include:

  • Providing ‘less residential care’ and reviewing eligibility criteria for daycare services (saving several million pounds)
  • Cutting library and sports services
  • Cutting staff in planning and building control
  • ‘Rationalising’ street cleaning services and ending separate garden waste collections
  • Charging for public toilets, as well as reducing their numbers
  • Significant cuts in early years places, and less ‘preventative work’ with children

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  2. Stephen Brooks
    Jul 10th 2010, 10:16 pm

    Dear Nicola

    You may be interested to note that Greenwich Council has written to those voluntary/charity organisations that it supports to budget for a 50% cut in its grants.

    This will simply make the viabiltiy of such organisations very doubtful.

    This information came in a letter my own organisation received. Though strangely we don’t get any funding from Greenwich beacuse we are based in Bexley – a neighbourhood Borough. We are yet to hear from Bexley and the local PCT what is going to happen here.

    You may wish to confirm this info with (say) UNISON.

  3. Nicola Smith

    Nicola Smith
    Jul 22nd 2010, 1:57 pm

    Thanks for letting us know Stephen, Nicola