Update on Youth service cuts

25th October, 2017

Disappointingly the Labour Group voted by a majority not to have any debate at the full council meeting on the cuts to the youth service.

Five of us had signed a ‘call in’ notice that meant the decision to cut the service by more than half was put on hold until it went to the Council meeting on the 5th October. I proposed that two years funding for the service should come from the £7.4m underspend that the council is sitting on. This money still remains unallocated and despite being asked several times, in public, the Mayor has refused to give details of what it will be spent on. Two years funding would safeguard the service at it’s current level until the next elections.

I would like to thank the large number of councillors and Party members who supported the proposal and have spoken out against the cuts.

It remains clear that these cuts remain unnecessary when the council has £7.4 milllion unspent in it’s back pocket.

I am sure the debate on this will continue.


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