Lambeth council has started it’s budget setting process, with a savings target of £37million for the next financial year alone, and £90million over the next three years.
The Coalition Government has drastically cut Lambeth’s core funding by 50 per cent – so to balance the books, between 2010 and 2018 the council will have had to make savings of more than £200m.
Cllr Paul McGlone, Deputy Leader of the Council, said: “We face an unprecedented challenge that affects all of us. With cuts of £90million to find we are looking at everything we do, and painful decisions will have to be made.”
A draft budget outlining the proposals will be published in November, with the final version set to be adopted by the council in February next year.
Cllr McGlone said: “We’ve already made significant savings by changing how we do things, by cutting staff, renegotiating contracts and encouraging people to use services online.
“Now we are asking people to Do the Right Thing and take more responsibility for their actions as well as their community.
“We need Lambeth’s strong and resilient community to come together, get involved and help ensure the borough remains such a great place to live and work.”
To join the Do The Right Thing Campaign visit Love Lambeth.
To read more about Lambeth’s £90million savings challenge click here.