Search

Poll: Redbridge Area committees to be abolished by the end of the summer

10:44 20 June 2014

Wes Streeting, deputy leader of the Redbridge Labour Group and cabinet member for health wellbeing

Wes Streeting, deputy leader of the Redbridge Labour Group and cabinet member for health wellbeing

Archant

Area committees will be axed by the end of the summer to support Redbridge Council’s bid to slash £60 million from its budget over the next four years.

Speaking at a meeting of Redbridge Council last night, deputy leader Cllr Wes Streeting said: “We have no intention of area committees seeing beyond the summer.”

Meetings scheduled for later this month have already been cancelled, a decision opposed by the Conservative and Liberal Democrat groups.

Leader of the Liberal Democrat group, Cllr Ian Bond, told the meeting there was no other forum for Redbridge’s residents and organisations to raise issues and seek funding.

Cllr Streeting said financial constraints meant the council had to find alternative ways to consult to with residents.

Meetings of the seven committees take place every six weeks and are predicted to cost between £850,000 and £1 million.

More to follow

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ilford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ilford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ilford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Members of the public use NatWest cash machines.

The NatWest branch in High Road, Seven Kings, will shut on September 28th.

15:44
Cllr Helen Coomb, cabinet member for planning and regeneration

More than 660 homes are set to be built in the borough by March next year – with 231 more after that, the council has said.

11:59
Abu killed girlfriend Sannah Javed

A man has been jailed for just seven years after admitting beating his girlfriend to death.

16:09
King George Hospital is opening its new state-of-the-art breast care centre. It features four consulting rooms, three ultrasound rooms, two mammography rooms and counselling facilities.
It also has additional x-ray space.
Breast care centers first patient Kathleen Walker, with Radiographer Claire Thorogood.

A hi-tech breast care centre has opened at King George Hospital – treating its first patient this week.

Most read news

Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ilford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder