No alternative over Devizes Opportunity Centre cut, says Wiltshire Council

This Is Wiltshire: Wiltshire Council says it had no alternative but to pass on the loss of government cash to Devizes Opportunity Centre and three other specialist nurseries in the county Wiltshire Council says it had no alternative but to pass on the loss of government cash to Devizes Opportunity Centre and three other specialist nurseries in the county

Wiltshire Council says it had no alternative but to pass on the loss of government cash to Devizes Opportunity Centre and three other specialist nurseries in the county.

Matthew Look, lead commissioner for disabled children, said: “We value the service that Devizes Opportunity Centre provides and we are pleased to continue their level of funding at the same rate as last year – minus the central government grant.”

The council reviewed the service and feedback from parents and professionals had shown they were happy with it.

But he said the council did not have the resource to make up the shortfall left by the withdrawal of the government grant. The decision was made by officers and did go to committee for approval.

He said: “We recognise the excellent work that is being carried out by these charities and it is excellent they are able to add value by raising money with the help of the community and raising their profile through the newspaper.”

He said the council is funding the centres for three years, but there is no guarantee on how much cash will be given beyond 2014/15.

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12:37pm Fri 7 Feb 14

brasstacks says...

There IS an alternative and it all comes down to one simple thing......

If Wiltshire needs more Funding, then those who "run the council" SHOULD be asking for the Funding that our County NEEDS to provide the Services that our Taxes are paid for, to provide.........

If our Taxes are being paid and Cuts are STILL being allowed to be made, the most simple solution is to ask the Conservative Cabinet and Leader to resign because they are NOT fit for purpose...
There IS an alternative and it all comes down to one simple thing...... If Wiltshire needs more Funding, then those who "run the council" SHOULD be asking for the Funding that our County NEEDS to provide the Services that our Taxes are paid for, to provide......... If our Taxes are being paid and Cuts are STILL being allowed to be made, the most simple solution is to ask the Conservative Cabinet and Leader to resign because they are NOT fit for purpose... brasstacks
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