Barnet Conservatives cutting funding for subsidised places for disabled children

Following news that Barnet's Conservative council is cutting the funding for subsidised places for disabled children at after school clubs and holiday schemes run by Mapledown School, Leader of the Barnet Labour Group, Cllr Alison Moore said: 

 

“This is a terribly hard-hearted decision, and the truth is that something could be done about it - Barnet’s Conservative councillors could reduce councillors allowances by £45k to pay for these after school clubs and holiday play schemes to continue if they thought it was a priority. We proposed a cut in councillors allowances of £200k during the budget debate, but the Tories voted against this.  Scrapping the council’s Barnet First magazine would save £75k – they could do that.  It really is a question of priorities, and the Tories don’t seem to have the right set of priorities.  We would be looking at every budget to try and protect frontline services like this and to find the money to keep these subsidised places going.”

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commented 2014-03-28 06:43:29 +0000 · Flag
Where is the commitment from labour, we are talking about 45k not 45 mil, when will Labour grow a backbone and take a stand rather than issuing statements that say nothing. Surely it is not impossible for labour to make it clear in the unlikely event they get into power they will reverse this inhuman petty cut to the vital needs of Mapledown pupils. In the name of all that is holy give me at least one reason to go out and vote Labour rather than waste my vote. Lets not forget the Labour group colluded with the Tories in the Your Choice Barnet T&F enquiry cover up and whitewash, that affects the lives on people with learning difficulties and other disabilities in Barnet which was for me unforgiveable. So where Mapledown is concerned without a firm commitment to reverse this cut, talk is cheap.
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