'Dont Cut Us Out' slam damaging and cruel budget21st March 2012 Author: Maxine Burgess
What’s more, at the same Full Council meeting, Councillors voted to accept the Government’s funding for a one-off Council tax freeze. The problem with this tax freeze is that central Government money is only there for 12 months, meaning that in each and every subsequent year, the Council starts off £9.6million light in its revenue budget. Don’t Cut Us Out thinks this will mean further cuts to services down the line as the council increasingly finds itself short of funds. Why on earth would the Council deliberately reduce its own tax base at a time when it is pleading poverty and slashing essential frontline services?
Put simply, vulnerable people are at the bottom of Councillors’ priorities.
Don’t Cut Us Out went on the media offensive. It’s vital we get our message over that these cuts aren’t fair, and they aren’t necessary.
Don't Cut Us Out need you!
Please write to your local newspaper or County Councillor, telling them how you feel about the decisions being taken in your name. You can use any of the points above, or in the Chichester Observer story. Your letter will make more impact if you write it in your own words, and include a personal story if you have one about how the cuts are
affecting you or your family. Thanks for helping us keep the pressure on. It’s this which will help us win the campaign!