Cuts to street sweeping are among a number of plans being proposed in Lewisham borough.
A council report gives a 90 per cent likelihood of making cuts during winter months on residential streets.
It sees the council see to introduce “a seasonal based street cleansing regime on residential streets across the borough to reduce the cost during the winter months when demand is lower”.
They state: “This pro-active approach will reduce the number of agency staff needed daily during the winter period” with the savings put at £40,000.
Fewer staff would be on hand after leaf fall season and early winter nights and lower footfall are given as reasons for a reduced street cleaning schedule.
On the flipside the authority may increase flytipping fines but put the likelihood of that at 60 per cent compared to 90 per cent for street cleaning cuts.
The authority is facing a bill of almost £600,000 for an early Mayor election after Damien Egan quit to run as an MP in Bristol.