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Bromley council plan £40m cuts

Bromley have unveiled a plan to slash £40m from their budget over the next four years. The proposed cuts include:

  • Closing either Anerley or Penge library
  • Shutting 20 out of 23 children’s centres
  • No more school lollipop crossing patrols
  • Scrapping grants for school uniform purchase for the borough’s poorest families
  • Volunteers in Child Protection scheme part of the Bromley Children’s Project axed
  • Park security patrols will be reduced
  • Park toilets to be closed
  • Introduce car parking charges at countryside sitesReduce councillors from 60 to 40, but this can’t be done until elections in 2014
  • £800,000 will be stripped from sheltered housing
  • The largest cuts in the borough’s budget in living memory – yet you’d struggle to find any news about this on the Bromley website