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The Year the Town Hall Shrank 2012

  • 2016-11-03T21:00:00+00:00s at 2016-11-03T21:00:00+00:00 on BBC Four
  • 2012-10-31T17:00:00-07:00
  • 60 mins
  • 3 hours, 0 mins
  • Documentary
Documentary series telling the story of how the city of Stoke-on-Trent struggles to cope with the impact of the largest funding cuts to local government ever imposed by central government. The depth of the cuts forces not just the council to reconsider what they do and how they do it, but the people of Stoke to ask themselves what they expect their local authority to do for them. With in-depth access to the council and its decision makers and following the human consequences of decisions taken in the town hall and Whitehall, this is a gripping and moving tale of power, competing priorities and the intimate human costs of cuts recorded over the course of a year.

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