Save Ayresome Industries
  • Petitioned Middlesbrough Borough Council

This petition was delivered to:

Budget Consultation
Middlesbrough Borough Council
The Mayor of Middlesbrough
Ray Mallon

Save Ayresome Industries

    1. Tom Blenkinsop
    2. Petition by

      Tom Blenkinsop

      Guisborough, United Kingdom

Thank you for visiting this page. This has been set up by those who are determined to fight Mayor Mallon's cruel and heartless proposal to cut the funding support for Ayresome Industries.

Ayresome Industries can trace its roots back to 1926, when it was first established in Middlesbrough as a small venture selling hand-made brushes. Ayresome Industries now employs 37 disabled staff making window units and industrial brushes. It is a lifeline for disabled workers at a time when unemployment is severely high, and there are 12.1 unemployed people to every job vacancy in Middlesbrough.

We understand that due to this Tory-led government's assault on local government funding, which hits councils in the most deprived areas the hardest, councils are having to make tough decisions. However, we believe the council should protect the vulnerable, and support people in work, not write them off - Ayresome Industries is a lifeline for its workers. Without these work opportunities, the workers at Ayresome Industries would be denied the dignity, fulfillment and self-worth that comes from doing an honest day's work for an honest day's pay. Mayor Mallon is potentially consigning people to the scrap heap who have a great deal to offer society.

We therefore ask Mayor Mallon and Middlesbrough Council to reconsider their proposal to cut £180,000 support for Ayresome Industries and look elsewhere for efficiencies. We urge him not to balance his budgets on the backs of disabled workers.

Tom Blenkinsop, Member of Parliament for Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland

Anna Turley, Labour and Co-operative Prospective Parliamentary candidate for Redcar

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    • Gina Mann COALEY, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Everyone should support independence for all!!

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    • Jabal Hoque REDCAR, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      I don't want to see people lose jobs in difficult times

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    • Elaine Eden STOCKTON-ON-TEES, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      The true measure of any society is its provision for the less able.

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    • Zafar Uddin MIDDLESBROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because it is beneficial to disadvantaged groups and individuals members of our society

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    • Maureen McCartney MIDDLESBROUGH, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      this proposal to close Ayresome Industries, is yet another attack on the most vulnerable members of society.With the high level of unemployment in our area,jobs need to be protected,particularly the jobs of those with disabilities.

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