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Extra star for 'improving' services

PUBLISHED: 16:25 11 March 2009 | UPDATED: 09:46 12 August 2010

A COUNCIL was given a four star rating for the service it provides for residents. The Audit Commission, which monitors the overall performance of local authorities, said Bromley council is improving well and gave it one more star than last year in th

A COUNCIL was given a four star rating for the service it provides for residents.

The Audit Commission, which monitors the overall performance of local authorities, said Bromley council is 'improving well' and gave it one more star than last year in the 2008 Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA).

But despite improving services for groups of vulnerable people such as looked after children, those with special needs and older people, the CPA warned that there is a risk that improvements may not be maintained.

Labour councillor for Penge, John Getgood, said: "In our amendments to the Bromley budget this year, we tried to get more resources for schools to strengthen special needs provision, extra money for youth services and a reduction in the increase in charges for home care for elderly people. It seems the Audit Commission would have approved of this.

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