‘Unthinkable’ RCT Council Cuts
Well, we’ve had ‘brutal‘ cuts, now for ‘unthinkable’ cuts… what’s next? ‘
Historical’ ‘Hysterical’ cuts?
Back to the present – Rhondda Cynon Taf council’s leader has called a meeting of the leaders of all local political groups to discuss “unthinkable” service cuts on the horizon.
The meeting takes place at the civic offices (where we’ve heard they do a mean line in tea and biscuits) at Clydach Vale on Thursday, July 2 – even though a similar meeting a year ago failed to do the job properly. No doubt council officers like those jam and cream ones with the light dusting of sugar…
Cllr. Morgan said: “The consequence of these cuts will not just be to services but to those employed in health, local government, fire [service] and the police. This then makes an even more devastating impact on communities particularly here in RCT where the public sector is the largest employer locally.
“We know there is simply no chance of us being able to avoid very difficult choices around the future of certain services but I am absolutely determined to seek every opportunity for the council to find ways of protecting the frontline.”
Of course if we’d been in power, a day after the last election (think the original Lib/Con coalition, not the current apocalyptic scenario) we’d have seen the huge cuts coming and would have started to make small steps then. For example, we would have starting cutting the numbers and salaries of chief executive, directors, councillors, senior and middle managers. In fact, any council staff earning more than £30,000. But then as we’ve said before ‘Turkeys don’t vote for Christmas’.
Tip: Meetings are supposed to have actions.