Tower Hamlets Council will make £58m worth of cuts by 2020

PUBLISHED: 14:29 19 December 2017 | UPDATED: 14:42 19 December 2017

Have your say about the council's budget plans. Picture: Mike Brooke

Have your say about the council's budget plans. Picture: Mike Brooke

Mike Brooke

What would you most like Tower Hamlets Council to spend money on next year?

The council has launched a consultation on its budget proposals for 2018/19.

It will need to make £58million worth of cuts by 2020 due to a slash in funding from the government.

Among the plans are free school meals for all primary children, new childcare apprenticeships and better support for families to avoid children being taken into care.

Other proposals include continuing the tackling poverty fund, improvements to the monitoring of air qualiry and tacking crime and anti-social behaviour using a neighbourhood model.

Mayor John Biggs said: “By continuing with the approach we adopted last year, we are putting the protection of the most vulnerable members of our community at the heart of these budget proposals.

“The huge financial pressures we face due to government funding reductions mean that we do need to make further savings next year, however we are aiming to minimise the impact of these savings on local people by bringing in more money.”

To have your say,visit by January 22.

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