The following is our response to the Brent Council consultation on cuts. Also downloadable below as a PDF document.
Response to Brent Council Budget Consultation from Brent Friends of the Earth
Our members are concerned about the cuts to Council services overall, in particular cuts to vital front line services. Whilst we recognise that Brent's income has been severely reduced, we do not wish to see vital welfare services axed, especially those for children. The vision of what will remain is stark and in some cases unrecognisable from the provision residents have come to know and expect as Council services. However our comments as a group focus on the impact of proposed cuts to environmental services. We also question whether some of the cuts proposed will actually save money in the long run: