Rolling in it: Westminster Council can afford a Rolls-Royce but is axing childcare

Here’s a council that’s got its priorities right. Well, right-wing.

When ordinary people hear about this misuse of public funds, I wouldn’t give a farthing for these cars’ chances of remaining untarnished, undented and intact.

A Tory-run council is spending thousands of pounds running a fleet of luxury cars while pushing through cuts to children’s services.

Westminster council in London spent £90,000 on a Rolls-Royce Silver Seraph for the Mayor and other local bigwigs.

It has also splashed out nearly £30,000 in the last three years on leasing a top-of-the-range Audi for council use.

The council spent £11,800 last year on the upkeep, congestion charge fees and fuel costs for the two chauffeur-driven vehicles.

The details, released under a Freedom of Information request, came as the local authority is set to axe nearly 50 play workers and support staff as part of cuts to youth services.

The staff, who provide after school activities for hundreds of children, could lose their jobs under plans to save £320,000 over the next two years from the Children’s Centres, Youth Provision and Play Provision budgets.

Source: Tory-run council spends £90,000 on Rolls-Royce while axing children’s services – Mirror Online

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