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Greenwich Council faces cuts of at least £65m

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Greenwich Council has confirmed it faces at least £65m in cuts following the coalition government’s spending review. But there are fears it could be worse.

A lengthy statement which looks like it’s been hastily slapped onto the front of this week’s Greenwich Time – yep, very Pravda-like – says that out of an annual budget of £247m, £65m has simply been cut and news of a further £31m – earmarked for child protection and 20 Sure Start nurseries is awaited.

To add to the uncertainty, there’s confusion over a further £18m which was intended for services for the elderly.

The council says it will prioritise services for “children and vulnerable adults, as well as those which underpin the quality of life in the public realm and which support reductions in violent crime“.

Full details of the funding local councils will get next year are not expected to emerge until December.

Written by Darryl

25 October, 2010 at 1:36 pm

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  1. Is it me or is GT getting even more party political as time goes on?

    AdamB

    25 October, 2010 at 2:13 pm

  2. If the council is cash-strapped, then they might have to cut money wasting initiatives, such as maybe, a loss making free newspaper?

    IanVisits

    25 October, 2010 at 3:16 pm

  3. Cutting the newspaper would be a good start, looks like a propaganda rag from the headline.

    Cropstar

    25 October, 2010 at 3:38 pm

  4. [...] In that six weeks, what has Greenwich Council done to explain itself to the people it is supposed to represent? Not a lot. There’s certainly been no mention of the cut that’s been made on our behalf in Greenwich Time, its weekly puff sheet – not even in this week’s BAD NEWS special. [...]

  5. [...] officials to cancel a £30,000 inauguration ceremony in his honour as the borough faces up to over £60m in government-enforced [...]


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