Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Labour council leader denounces street sweeping cuts

As Brent Council's cuts in street sweeping are debated at tonight's Scrutiny Committee it is interesting to note the following comment from Westminster about similar cuts there:

Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, Leader of the Labour Group, said; “This is another example of frontline services and low paid staff bearing the brunt of the Conservatives’ cuts. Residents in north Paddington, Maida Vale and Little Venice are entitled to feel short-changed by the Conservatives for virtually abolishing weekend street sweeping in the most densely populated residential areas. Why are residents paying Council Tax if the Conservatives cannot even guarantee to keep the streets clean at the weekend?

“Someone once said that the streets of London were paved with gold. Now they will say that the streets of Westminster are covered in rubbish.”

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