Where the axe is set to fall in Bexley
PUBLISHED: 12:41 28 October 2010
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Below are just some of the proposed cuts that have been put forward for Bexley. For the full list visit www.bexley.gov.uk
■ Changing learning disability services could save £4,294,000.
■ Privatising the drug programme which includes day programmes, the drug intervention programme, overseeing residential placements, would save £100,000.
■ Changes in council tax charges for emergency accommodation clients would bring in £50,000.
■ Encouraging pupils with Special Education Needs to travel independently could save £750,000.
■ Recruiting more foster carers could save the council £300,000 in looking after children in care.
■ Increasing access to support for local schools to meet the needs of pupils with Additional Educational Needs and Special Educational Needs instead of being placed in out of borough special schools could save £700,000.
■ A review of parenting programmes could save £207,000.
■ A redesign of children centre services could save £300,000.
■ Bringing the disabled children’s care packages criteria in line with the adults’ criteria would save £200,000.
■ Reconfiguring Connexions services would save £200,100.
■ Restructuring Adult Education could save £200,000.
■ A reduction in safety inspections by Environmental Health is estimated to save £15,000.
■ Withdrawal from the Thames Gateway London Partnership will save £45,000.
■ Danson Festival to be cost-neutral saving £32,000 if it gets more sponsors and increases commercialization.
■ Library changes including sharing back office processes across boroughs, extending self-service and reviewing opening hours, could save £1,025,000.
■ Leisure centres and sports club could have their subsidy reduced or cut completely, saving £30,000 to £54,000.
■ Increased parking and permit charges, including evening and Sunday charges and charges at leisure centres, Danson Park and Hall Place, could bring in £378,000.
■ Abolishing school crossing patrols set to be withdrawn saving £50,000 to £100,000.
■ Increased paying of parking fines by mobile phones is expected to save £30,000.
■ Reconfiguration of adult transport services expected to save £175,000.
■ Establishment of a Care Company to enable employment of personal assistants as an alternative to personal care agencies could save £861,000.