Children’s and adult social care services are among those that will be affected by Brent Council’s latest budget proposals.

Its cabinet will discuss the suggestions, including the creation of ‘family hubs’ at children’s centres in the borough and a review of homecare packages, on Monday.

Park cleaning and litter picking services will also be reviewed, while the Met Patrol Plus Scheme – in which local authorities pay for one police officer and receive two – could be cut.

And the borough’s council tax support scheme, which helps some of its poorest residents, is likely to be affected.

It comes after the council calculated that it must find £26 million worth of savings over the next two years.

Council leader Cllr Muhammed Butt explained that its government funding will have been slashed by 79 per cent come 2020 and, as a result, it would be forced to make “tough decisions”.

It launched a consultation on the proposals and, following internal discussions and conversations with the public, several savings suggestions have been removed.

This includes the partial closure of libraries – something described as “off the table for now” last month – and the introduction of 15-minute calls in care homes.

Children’s centres are likely to be spared from complete closure and the recycling centre in Abbey Road will remain open.

If the budget is approved, council tax in Brent will go up by 4.99 per cent, including a two per cent tax reserved for adult social care.

This is the maximum amount a local authority can raise council tax without holding a referendum and means band D residents will pay an extra £30 a week.