Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Axe Swings On Heavenly Festival

Reading Borough Council Cabinet has announced that the free festival planned for Rivermead this summer is a to be cancelled of the savings to be found in the annual budget.

Reading Borough Council has declared the event to be a casualty of the 'credit crunch'.

Labour councillors continue to complain that cuts found in the on-going budgetary review are hitting front-line services, while opposition representatives responded that all cuts are a consequence of bad planning, bad management and profligacy.

Labour spokesman for culture, Cllr Graeme Hoskins, said he was disappointed at the news after being forced to make such a high profile and sudden U-turn.

Oranjepan says:
Cllr Hoskins is left with a lot of egg on his face.

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