Cuts in services on all sides means the end of March is when we will see a reduction in the level and quality services.
Councillors at the Community Assembly gave this example: up to now, streets have been swept on a regular schedule. Now it’s possible streets will only be swept in response to public requests.
Traditionally this has favoured areas of the city where residents are more confident about asserting their requests. We urge residents not to be shy. It is important to put your requests forward and not just assume that someone else has.The council’s main switchboard for requests is 273 4567.
Look on our website for news between the issues.And don’t forget to tell us if you have something for others to see.
Copy deadline: 14th March
Published: 31st March
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