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Thursday, 25 September 2008

the first cut might be the deepest but the ones that follow hurt too

I attended two meetings this evening at either end of the ward, both highlighting in different ways the consequence of the cuts imposed by this SNP/Libdem administration. What these chancers have done is make the ordinary folk who volunteer their time, energy and commitment face the hard decisions whilst they wring their hands and blame everyone else for their incompetence.

Here's a list of just some of the SNP/Libdem cuts my own community has faced;
  • cut 3 bus routes in the area
  • cut school budgets, in one case by £90,000
  • cut learning assistants in schools
  • cut the number of youth workers
  • cut money for youth club staff
  • cut community concierge from 16 to 9 and given them a bigger area to cover
  • cut home care packages for older people, in one case from a 99 year old woman
  • cut adult education programmes and posts
  • cut support for playgroups
  • cut over £100,000 a year for grants to voluntary groups in the area
And that's just 10 cuts that I could think of immediately. If I really worked at it the list would be three times as long and more

And they wonder why satisfaction with the Council has dropped dramatically since they came to power. Its because people believe they do not care about anything except cash and their own self preservation....

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