Tuesday, 28 January 2014

More offices - Less services

Cornwall Council has started consultations on cuts to the library service. This year's cuts are likely to be only the beginning.

I accept that times are tough but it is particularly upsetting to see the library budget slashed while in Bodmin work is about to start on a glittering new council office building at a cost of £15m.

This particular “Big Bodmin” plan is his own idea according to Cllr Folkes, Cabinet Member for Finance. Having toured Cornwall to hear people’s views on the need for cuts he obviously heard different messages to me.

If we do not prioritise services above grand council buildings we will surely have failed the people of Cornwall. The approach must be 'Less for the Council, More for Cornwall'.

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