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Adult social care and children’s services hit hard by cuts in East Sussex 

Location: UK » South East » BN

From the Argus:

“East Sussex County Council has agreed to a £19 million cuts plan despite last minute opposition.

The authority’s majority Conservative group pushed through what it called a “budget for growth”.

But opposition leaders criticised cuts to adult social care and children’s services and urged the council to dip further into its reserves.

There were also questions as to whether the Bexhill to Hastings Link Road will ever become a reality.

At a heated meeting on February 7 2012, councillors agreed to freeze council tax for 2012/13 and, despite the opposition of the Labour and Liberal Democrat groups, passed the proposed budget.

Alternative plans, which included proposals for 20mph zones outside schools in East Sussex, were dismissed.

The budget includes proposals to close four children’s centres and merge them with nearby centres, cut a further £12 million from children’s services and axe £4.7 million from the adult social care budget.”


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