UKIP Hillingdon Press release – Friday 10th March
For immediate release
Cuts to Children’s services whilst your money goes to the TOWIE set
Much has been written recently about cuts to services that our Conservative Council brand as ‘efficiency savings’
Amongst those ‘savings’ are the closure of two childrens centres and cuts to transport for youngsters with learning disabilities.
Yet last year, Hillingdon Council paid £273,625.08 for the upkeep of Lee Valley Regional Park Authority in Essex, with a further £255,316.32 budgeted for this year. *
Commenting on this spending, UKIP Hillingdon Chairman Cliff Dixon stated –
“It beggars belief that whilst cutting services to local residents, Hillingdon Council are sending taxpayers money to one of the most wealthy parts of the East of England, made famous by the reality TV show ‘The Only Way is Essex’.
Whilst I am in favour of upkeep of green spaces for the public good, why are Hillingdon taxpayers doing so for areas away from our borough and perfectly capable of funding such incentives for themselves?
I understand that the money has been mandated by an old Act of Parliament, but why have Hillingdon Council not brought this up and why are the three Hillingdon MP’s who can overturn this legislation in the House saying nothing? “
Once again, Hillingdon taxpayers are not getting value for money whilst our Council sit on their hands and wave such spending through
Press Release Ends
Monday, 6 March 2017