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Petitioning The Government of the United Kingdom and 4 others

Stop the cuts to Local Government funding in Darlington.


We believe that the cuts in funding to Darlington Borough Council and the other councils in the North East imposed by this coalition government are too severe and unfair. Since the Coalition came to power over 500 jobs have been lost at Darlington Council, all of which affect our services. The Council has closed our Arts Centre, plans to close the Kids & Co nurseries & sell Stressholme golf course. Over the next year the Council intends to make a further £14.5m cuts - all services are under threat. The government’s austerity programme is not working. Our economy is on its knees. Where will it end? We call on government to: Stop the cuts to Local Government & Ensure that funding to Darlington is fair.

Letter to
The Government of the United Kingdom
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party David Cameron MP
MP for Darlington Jenny Chapman
and 2 others
Leader of the Council, Darlington Bill Dixon
Chief Executive, Darlington Borough Council Ada Burns
I believe that the cuts in funding to Darlington Borough Council and the other councils in the North East imposed by this coalition government are too severe and unfair.

The government’s austerity programme is not working. Our economy is on its knees. Where will it end?

I call on government to:

Stop the cuts to Local Government funding in Darlington.

Ensure that funding to Darlington is fair and equitable with other areas of England.