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Council cuts the committee cakes

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There will be no more cakes and sandwiches at committee meetings in Worthing as the local borough council pulls in its belt during the recession.

According to the local paper, the cut is part of money-saving measures brought in to keep this year’s council tax increase down to 3.9%.

Council leader Keith Mercer told The Argus: “We are in a recession and we have to look at economies.

"We are not freeloaders as councillors and we wanted to make our contribution in a very small way to keeping the council tax down.

“We are trying to put more money into things we need to do like housing advice, helping the homeless.

“There are lots of things we need to do now that we didn’t need to do a year ago to help people because of the financial situation.”

Worthing BC is due to approve the budget on 24 February.

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