* * WHERE ARE £80 M. SAVINGS GOING TO COME FROM? **…
* * WHERE ARE £80 M. SAVINGS GOING TO COME FROM? **
I genuinely don’t know the answer to this one. Hampshire’s Conservatives have indicated that they plan to slash another £80 million from the Hampshire CountyCouncil budget over the next two year period.
When you look carefully at every department and think about where next the savings might be achieved, it is pretty much impossible to see how.
If you look at expenditure on highways, we have got crumbling roads with pot holes and pavements which are often dangerous trip hazards, or used for parking cars with no traffic enforcement measures.
If you look at Adult Social Care, it’s the same with every County Council… looking after and… More
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