Petition for St Edmundsbury to return ‘stolen’ grant to Haverhill

The Haverhill and Kedington Labour branch with its petition against St Edmundsbury cuts

The Haverhill and Kedington Labour branch with its petition against St Edmundsbury cuts

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A petition calling for St Edmundsbury Council to reinstate a £128,000 grant it has ‘stolen’ from Haverhill has been unanimously backed by the town council.

The borough council has said it is merely passing on cuts as it has had to cope with a 48 per cent reduction in funding from central Government, which has led to shared services with Forest Heath District Council and 14 per cent redundancies across both.

The Haverhill and Kedington Labour group has launched a petition calling for the borough to restore the £128,993 council tax support grant, which it is phasing out over four years by cutting a quarter – £32,233 – annually.

 

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