The York Council has admitted- in a response to a Freedom of Information request – that it did not formally consult on ending the mid day meal service at its sheltered accommodation units.
Instead any discussions centred around the quality of the meal on offer.
The cut was implemented on 1st October.
The Council has also blamed officials for the decision to end the meals service which it is intended will save £50,000 a year.
They say that the Labour Cabinet approved the budget cut but implementation was delegated to council officials.
The FOI response can be read by clicking here
Liberal Democrats are pressing for the meals service to be restored and have pointed to the £30,000 a year being spent on the empty Oliver House home as one source of alternative funding.
If the Liberal Democrats win the Westfield by election it is also likely that the number of £20,000 a year Cabinet posts will be reduced from the present level of eight.