Local councils provide vital services to many of us, whether on fly-tipping, homelessness, adult social care or children’s services. Any funding cut is a direct attack to our local community.
While the Prime Minister was announcing the end of austerity last October, more than 5,000 councillors signed the ‘Breaking Point’ petition to call on the Government to cancel their planned cuts for the new year and immediately to invest £2 billion in children and adult services. Because of funding cuts, councils across the country are being forced to sell their assets in order to fund the revenue budget.
The Government must heed the advice of local representatives from all over the country by investing properly in our communities.
Read more on Faisal’s previous speech on the ‘Breaking Point’ campaign here: http://bit.ly/fr-breaking-point