Westminster Council has announced new plans to help ease congestion in Central London by removing dozens of traffic light and one way streets.
To tackle the hard core of motorists who run up hundreds of pounds worth of parking fines, clamping and towing will also be reintroduced. These announcements came as the council was due to set its budget priorities for 2011/2012.
Although the council has to make £60 million in savings over the next two years, key initiatives mapped out for the next 12 months include:
Cllr Colin Barrow, leader of Westminster Council, said: "We remain committed to delivering what people want and what they need. Some of this will not be easy. Some of this will not be without pain. But we will continue to deliver where others seemingly cannot.
“We have a clear strategy to protect the front-line so that we are able to continue to deliver on residents’ priorities. We believe that we should be as careful with public money as the residents on whose behalf we are spending it. That means a relentless determination to preserve front line services, at the expense of back office and managerial costs.
“Our approach is about small government making a big difference. It is about spending less money on administration and more money on where it delivers positive change. Difficult decisions have to be taken in tough times but we will protect the most vulnerable, deliver low tax and deliver clean and safe streets."
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