STOP Midlothian Council CUTS to Services and Jobs before it's too late!
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Midlothian Council is facing unprecedented levels of CUTS to services and jobs in order to find over 10million and balance their budget before the end of this financial year.
ALL Midlothian Council 'non-statutory' services; such as Early Intervention & Prevention Services, Leisure Facilities, Libraries, Active Schools, Social Care, Sports Development, Roads Maintenance, Homeless Support, Lighting, Waste Collection, Disability Support Day Services, Organisation Grants, Admin Support, Classroom Assistants, and much more will be facing cuts.
Cuts to services means LESS for the vulnerable people within Midlothian and MORE PRESSURE on the services and staff that remain. The cuts will have a catastrophic effect on our community at a time when there is a growing demand for services. Foodbank use is increasing, homelessness is increasing, in-work poverty is increasing and we are facing more CUTS.
Midlothian Council are not getting the money from the Scottish Government they should be entitled to. The formula for settlement is based on population figures that are 2 years outdated. We call on Derek Mackay (Cabinet Secretary for Finance - Scottish Gov.) too look again at the money being allocated to Midlothian Council. We ask that formula COSLA use is looked at and reviewed to reflect the CURRENT situation and boom in population of Midlothian.
Midlothian Council Councillors will vote through CUTS on Feb 12th 2019. We must gather signatures of opposition and put pressure on the Scottish Government to end this austerity and invest in Midlothian Council Services and jobs. Derek Mackay must revise his settlement for Midlothian Council now, before it's too late.
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