Tag Archives: Scrutiny

Drugs gang report recommendations ignored in council budget

Labour councillors on Suffolk County Council have condemned the administration after hearing that there is no money set aside in the budget to implement the recommendations of a report aimed at resolving the County Lines and gang violence issues that have beset Ipswich.

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Cuts to care will cause long term damage

Labour Leader and Shadow Spokesperson for Finance has called on the Conservative administration on Suffolk County Council to think again over the punitive cuts to the Adult and Social Care budget that will be presented to the Council’s Scrutiny Committee next Tuesday.

 Papers released today show that the bulk of the councils cuts next year will fall on care purchasing. This means that older people will undoubtedly be left to fend for themselves in their old age as the council looks to ‘mitigate care purchasing demand increases’, or in plain English cut services for older people.

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Highways Contract Fails to Deliver

Labour Councillors have challenged Suffolk County Council highways to improve after delays and dithering over the systems put in place to report potholes on Suffolk roads was reviewed at Scrutiny committee.

The Scrutiny Committee met on 7th May to discuss how the contract with Keir MG to manage Suffolk’s highways system was operating since it took over the service on October 2013.
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