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It’s a Mad World. Have you seen this story About the Maintenance costs of the proposed green bridge?   Strikes me its like someone who cant afford food buying a fancy hat?

http://www.hortweek.com/labour-london-assembly-member-attacks-boris-johnsons-decision-underwrite-garden-bridges-35m-running-costs/landscape/article/1336895?DCMP=EMC-CONBreakfastBriefing&bulletin=breakfast-briefing

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February 2015 – Lewisham Mayor and cabinet approve reduced cuts in park management. After park keeper and gardener reductions related to last years budget cuts, this years budget savings have been restricted to staff reduction and savings in management staff and not in further cuts to front line staff. Even though closure of some smaller parks was considered, all parks and management services are retained this year. The Forum will be involved in future discussions as councils are forced to make further savings under central government directives.

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February 2015 – Forum representatives are meeting with Council officers to discuss the current park management contracts and find out what are the implications for the future.

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January 2015 – Councillor explains to forum meeting what the expenditure cuts will mean to park keeping and gardening services.

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