Cuts to Wokingham Council threatens school crossing staff

Wokingham Borough Council is considering a move to make £19 million in savings, which could means it will not provide key services such as lollipop crossings.

The council suggested that costs could instead be sponsored by companies.

It also suggested there could be a 10 per cent reduction in management staff, particularly posts which are currently covered by temporary staff.

Keith Baker, leader of the Council, said cuts would not be made in adult social care and children's services.

He verified: ”I can absolutely say those sorts of things will not be cut.

"The vulnerable - particularly with children - are absolutely the number one priority for us, alongside adult social care.

"By the time we get to 2019 we will actually be getting nothing from the government, and we'll only be retaining 10 per cent of our business rate - something has to give.”

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