Labour has Cut £45 million from Council Budget - “A bleaker future for Derby”

February 11, 2016 12:14 PM

At the recent City Council Budget meeting, Labour councillors pushed through a 4% Council Tax raise for this year. They plan to increase your council tax each year for the next three years.

Labour also cut :-

  • Moorways swimming pool, now closing by the end of March 2016
  • Public toilets from April 2016
  • 200 full time equivalent jobs during 2016/17
  • All grants to the voluntary sector for 2016
  • Local Neighbourhood Forums and Boards (including removing the Board budgets).
  • Funding that prevents and tackles homelessness in the city
  • Council funding for Darley Park Concert, Markeaton Park fireworks, and the Christmas lights
  • Funding to the Museum trust, Quad and other cultural groups in the city

Commenting, Councillor Hilary Jones said, "Not that long ago Labour were running a high profile campaign to save public toilets. Now they have voted to close more public toilets in Derby along with many other cherished services, leaving Derby a bleaker place."

Local campaigner Maggie Hird said "Labour have chosen to increase our council tax by 4% as well as cutting our services. As normal Labour costs you more and gives us less"