Archive for the ‘Tory Cuts’ Category

Further Council Cuts to Affect More Services

by jontwigge on 16 October, 2017

With government austerity set to massively reduce council budgets once again next year Stockport is no exception and will have to make further cuts. As part of budget planning the council is asking residents for their views on five sets of cuts in: Cuts to apprenticeship events for young people Closure of the Apprenticeship’s Store […]

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Responding to Jeremy Hunt’s speech at Conservative Party conference on Tuesday, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesperson Norman Lamb said: “The public and NHS staff have grown tired of these empty promises. “Time and again this government has announced fantasy numbers on extra GPs, nurses and doctors, while in the real world numbers continue to fall. “Despite […]

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Amidst mounting speculation that the UK government may finally be prepared to act, Stockport Liberal Democrats have put forward a motion to a meeting of the Council on Thursday this week calling for the Public Sector Pay Cap to be lifted. Currently all public sector workers, including nurses, police officers and local government workers are […]

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Is Poise Brook being maintained properly?

by paulankers on 18 August, 2017

Local resident Susan Challinor contacted the team to raise concerns about maintenance of Poise Brook. The brook was one of the factor in the flooding that Hazel Grove experienced last summer. Local sources suggest the brook was regularly maintained until about 6 years ago, but it is not now, leading to debris, including a bag […]

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Over half of 101 calls not being answered

by paulankers on 9 August, 2017

A survey by the Liberal Democrats has found that 53% of people who called 101 – the non-emergency Police phone number – gave up before speaking to the Police. Most people who did get through waited for more than five minutes, with some waiting for 30 minutes or more for the call to be answered. […]

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12% Budget Cut at Torkington Primary

by paulankers on 15 May, 2017

Hazel Grove Schools face savage cuts under Tory plans to divert funds from areas like Greater Manchester to the leafy shires. Torkington Primary is one of the worst to suffer in the area. £1 in every £8 will be slashed from its budget meaning a loss of $448 per pupil or the funding for 3 […]

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Tory cuts are set to hit hard in the home town of our Conservative MP. Over £50k will be slashed from the budget of our local catholic school. The government funding formula is being revamped, but it is to hide cuts of over £2Bn. Most of the cuts are falling on the shoulders of urban […]

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Stockport schools are set to lose £15M by 2019 and Hazel Grove schools will suffer too. Hazel Grove Primary is set to lose £140,825. This is £429 per pupil. It could mean the loss of four teachers. Hazel Grove LibDem Paul Ankers said, “Tory plans to improve funding to rural schools is political, take money […]

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Cllr Lisa Smart Chosen to Fight General Election

by paulankers on 21 April, 2017

Local Councillor Lisa Smart will be the Liberal Democrat candidate for the constituency of Hazel Grove at the General Election on June 8th 2017. Lisa has a track record of campaigning for better services at Stepping Hill Hospital, standing up against Conservative and Labour plans to bulldoze our greenbelt and winning fights to keep local […]

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