Monthly Archives: February 2011

Anti-Cuts Campaigners Voice Opposition to County Budget

Around 60 campaigners, from North Devon and Exeter Anti-Cuts Alliances, as well as single issue opponents of cuts to domestic violence and homelessness services, protested loudly outside, and inside County Hall today. With the council meeting due to start at … Continue reading

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Council Cuts Will Affect EVERYONE – they must all be completely opposed.

Over the last few days North Devon Anti-Cuts Alliance has outlined some of the cuts proposed by Devon County Council, and the impact they may have. On the night before the budget vote tomorrow, we would like to outline a … Continue reading

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Children and Young People’s Services to be Slashed by Devon County Council

The County Council budget, which will be voted on this Thursday, includes a massive £17 million cut to Children and Young People’s services. This includes childrens centres, youth centres, and Youth Offending Teams. School transport, youth work and library opening … Continue reading

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Cuts to charities prove ‘Big Society’ is a sham

The Devon County Council budget, which will be voted on by councillors on Thursday, includes cuts to charitable organisations which provide essential services. This will include a full, 100% cut to Women’s Aid funding, notwithstanding false claims by the Council … Continue reading

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Brian Greenslade Doesn’t Oppose Cuts, He Wants Them Timed Differently

Much press coverage was given yesterday to the sending of a letter by 90 senior Lib Dem councillors to the Times, criticising the coalition Government’s approach to the cuts in local government funding. One of the signatories was North Devon’s … Continue reading

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Anti-Cuts Election Pledge

You may have noticed the link above that now takes you to the page for our ‘Anti-Cuts Election Pledge’. This is a statement we are seeking to get as many council election candidates to sign and abide by. It commits … Continue reading

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Report of tonight’s organising meeting

It was a productive meeting this evening, with some new faces attending. After reports and discussion of the Rally and Save the NHS meeting, we discussed the Devon County Council budget, of which more in a bit. Arrangements for the … Continue reading

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