Barnet Tories admit cuts to street cleaning have had a "noticeable effect"

Labour councillors have highlighted new cuts to street cleaning at weekends across Barnet. This has been blamed on an overspend in the budget as the end of the financial year approaches. At last week’s Environment Committee (14 March), the Conservative chair of the Environment Committee, Cllr Dean Cohen, admitted that the cuts had had a “noticeable effect” on town centres, including overflowing litter bins, although claimed that a subsequent reversal of part of the cuts had improved the situation.

Labour Environment spokesperson Cllr Alan Schneiderman said: “Residents are already complaining about dirty streets and overflowing litter bins, how the Tories can think that less street cleaning is acceptable beggars belief”.

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Notes:

1. A copy of Cllr Schneiderman's member's itemhttp://barnet.moderngov.co.uk/documents/s45511/Members%20Items.pdf

For more information contact:

Cllr Alan Schneiderman: cllr.a.schneiderman@barnet.gov.uk

To contact the Barnet Labour Group: 020 8359 2568

 


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