Wednesday, 29 January 2014

No More Cuts to Jobs and Services - UNISON lobby of North Somerset Council Budget Meeting - 18th February

Join the demonstration at North Somerset Council's Budget Meeting

18th February at 5.30 pm

Town Hall, Weston super Mare

The council will meet to approve their budget for the forthcoming year, which includes £11 million of cuts to services affecting some of our most vulnerable residents. The proposed cuts include:
  • Cuts to funding for Children in Care
  • Cuts to funding for Disabled Children
  • Reductions to Adult Care and Supporting People services
  • 50 Full-time Job losses
  • More jobs and services transferred to private contractor Agilisys
The council's reserves have shot up to £11.6 million but they say they can't afford to pay the Living Wage, which would cost them £435,000.

Meet outside the Town Hall in Weston at 5.30 pm

Let's show the councillors what we think.


  1. Hope it went well and you gave them stick!

  2. Hope you gave them stick and got a result! Best wishes, Heather

    1. We didn't stop the cuts, but we did make them feel bad judging by the Leader of the Council's reaction to our speech, which noted the massive increase in their reserves, while failing to implement the living wage.