Assemble Norman Park, Hayes Lanes, Bromley, BR2 9EF from 11:00.
Join the Bromley march – Unite is urging people to come together and fight to save our libraries and local services. Please join us on Saturday 23 July at 11:00. For further details contact Onay Kasab
March with Bromley Unite
to stop the cuts to local services
Bromley residents already pay one of the highest council taxes in London. Earlier this year, the council decided to raise council tax by nearly four per cent. And this comes at the same time as a budget plan that will see cuts of £19 million to local services in the region.
Local residents have already made their feelings clear about what services they want. When asked the question “Do you agree that in light of the need to make £60 million in savings over the next four years, the councils plans for libraries should go ahead?” over 80 per cent of respondents said that they did not agree. The council got the same response in two consultation exercises that it ran itself.
it’s not only libraries that are in danger. Private companies whose primary objective is to make a profit are increasingly taking over services for the care of the elderly and disabled. The council’s mission to become a commissioning service means that eventually all services will be handed over to private companies.
There is an alternative
The council has over £300 million in reserves and a running surplus of £12 million. Bromley council also has the power to borrow funds at very competitive rates. In the meantime, it can use its huge reserves to keep services running while keeping council tax down.
This is why we are marching. Unite has led a long running campaign to save our libraries. Now, more than ever, we must stand united and strong to save our services. If we want to keep them, we have to fight for them.
Join the Bromley march – 23 July Unite is urging people to come together and fight to save our libraries and local services. Please join us on Saturday 23 July at 11am. For further details contact Onay Kasab