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Ongoing cuts to local government funding mean that we are forecast to make £63million savings to the council’s budget over the next three years.

To balance the council’s budget for next year (16/17), we have developed a set of savings options that we are now putting forward for public consideration.

Mayor of Tower Hamlets, John Biggs said: “Ongoing cuts to the public purse mean that we have some tough decisions to make.

“We are committed to protecting front line services; we have already put in place a number of council initiatives and partnerships to harness the borough’s economic and business growth - but we have more to do.

“We need to look at how we can transform the council to balance our budget and deliver our ambitions. To achieve this, we need the support of local communities.

“I want to begin a conversation to shape Tower Hamlets going forward. We will start with this year’s budget, but we will continue discussions over the coming months as we develop a three year Medium Term Strategy.”

A full list of the council’s savings proposals are set out below.

Many of the proposals will have no impact to community groups as they include back office efficiencies, de-layering management and making technological efficiencies. We have listed them for transparency and information purposes.

We are asking residents, stakeholders and service users to consider what the impact might be from a change to the way that a service is delivered.

This consultation has closed.