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Saving Cuts – where has the money gone? Ask Labour

Saving Cuts – where has the money gone? Ask Labour. 

Labour councillors at Tuesday’s council meeting will be asking what exactly has been bought with hard won budget amendments they secured last February.


At the Budget meeting eight months ago Labour negotiated away cuts worth about £4.5m in all – but on Tuesday at the Council Meeting they will be quizzing the Mayor about what has happened to the £500,000 they saved from cuts to Children’s Centres, £500,000 cuts to parks and grass verge maintenance, £200,000 from cuts to pest control services, the £100,000 that Labour saved earmarked for maintaining sports development in Bristol.


“We’re just checking that £1.3m has been spent effectively. It’s a lot of money. I’ll be asking questions about whether any of that money has been spent reducing the nuisance from the exploding seagull population – a plague in my ward, Hartcliffe, and in many other areas of the city.


“Other Labour colleagues will be asking if Children’s Centres are still able to perform effectively, if the parks will be been neglected and if sport and fitness for young people has suffered.


“We want Bristol people to know that when the Labour councillors they elect have the budget amended there is a point to it all and that point is to make Bristol a better city to live in. Of course if we find out that the decision of Bristol’s democratically elected councillors has not been carried out, which I hope is something that would never happen, then the people of Bristol will need to know that too,” says Cllr Mark Brain Labour’s spokesperson on finance at Bristol City Council.

Cllr Mark Brain -  07826 858298

or Labour councillors’ office - 0117 922 2013 or 07957 474865

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