Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Greenhalgh on H&F Cuts

Following the Dallas-style BBC piece on our very own Council yesterday there was an interview with Council Leader Stephen Greenhalgh and Will Hutton, the Vice Chair of the Work Foundation.

In it Cllr Greenhalgh says that no-one's salary is safe at the Council and that there are no ring-fenced budgets.In defence of the charges rising on meals on wheels he points out that it was a tax payer subsidy still and that there were only 280 people who used the service, of whom all - he seemd to say - could afford to pay the higher charges.

He gives the sell off of Council buildings as an example of where savings can be made - and that over the next couple of years our Council will be looking for £55 millions worth.

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