Wednesday, 20 January 2010
Labour Councillors: “We Will Sell H&F News, Cut Cost And End This Council’s PR Culture”
We live in a free country and should have a strong, free local press. That's one reason why my fellow Labour councillors and I will sell off H&F News and radically cut back expenditure on the Council’s press office and advertising operation should we win the local elections on May 6th. We’ll invest the savings from this and other cost cutting schemes in lower residents’ charges and better front line services, such as crime fighting.
Meanwhile, I am pleased that the independent press is fighting back. Last Friday, thousands of residents will have received a copy of the Fulham and Hammersmith Chronicle through their letter box for free. Please click on the photo to expand and view. It has a beefed up editorial team and was packed with local news. It will go to 75,000 homes, each week, across the borough from now on and will offer an independent view. Good!
Posted by Stephen Cowan at 12:18