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Council Cutting Services on Valentines Day in Northamptonshire

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Our Conservative County Council simply has no heart; it’s decided to cut care, attack the vulnerable and implement education cuts on Valentines Day.  Today, in Wellingborough, a community group including Labour and Green Party members  called ‘Save Northants Services’, braved the sleet to make local people aware that Northamptonshire County Council is yet again cutting millions from vital services across the county.


Picture includes: Jonathan Hornett, Paul Crofts, John Clarke, Eddie Stock and Cynthia Bailey.  Also local Labour Councillor, Valerie Anslow, talked to shoppers.

Last year this council made massive cuts to disabled services, abolished school meals, closed care homes, slashed the children’s services budget, closed elderly dementia care and cut millions of pounds from their families budget.

This year they intend to cut a further £20 million from the families and children’s budget; together with less early years care, less care packages and 100 less staff.  Not happy with attacking children, adult social care affecting disabled people and the elderly will now also be slashed by £46 million!

All this while we pay out to rip-off private finance initiatives (PFI) schemes as they keep repeated they’ve got no money for essential services.

On Valentines Day, this Tuesday 14th February, we are protesting!  Join the protest at Northamptonshire County Council Cabinet on Georges Row, Northampton.  It starts at 1:30.  Contact the group directly for more information on 01604 752588 or 07872 836463.  Email savenorthantsservices@gmail.com or Facebook ‘Save Northants Services’

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