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Kirklees Save Our Services 

Location: UK » North East » HD

In November 2009 Kirklees council has admitted that it is now looking at cuts in the budget of between £250 and £400 million. This will be as devastating as hurricane Katrina, but across the services provided by the council. Care for the elderly, nursery provision, local libraries, housing provision and thousands of jobs of the workers who provide many services and support us in the community.

The source of these cuts is clear – the banker’s crisis and the Labour government bail-out. This money is now being used to boost more bonuses in the City of London, but local communities and services are being told that they will have to foot the bill and make sacrifices. This is totally unacceptable and we need to begin a fight back.

Since Novemer some cuts have already been made, but much more is to come after the General Election in May 2010

A succesfull campaign against these cuts canl not succeed if we each fight our individual battles, as the council rolls out its plans, cutting one service and then another, removing one job and then later another; effectively isolating each of us. To fight the cuts we all need to join together. This drip-drip of these cuts has already begun. At a meeting on 22nd October, the council announced capital spending will drop from £194m this year to £88m in 2015/16 and highways spending will drop from £27.6m to £15.4m.

We are therefore calling aon all those who concerned about the impending cuts and want to protect services to join our campaign

Save Our Services Stands For:

No cuts in Services and Pay
No to Job Losses
No to Closures
No to Privatisation, Keep Services Public
Make Services Accountable to the Community
No fat-cat directors, Stop waste on Consultancy Fees

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