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Further cuts in Waveney 'put at risk basic services'

Commenting on news from council chiefs that government funding for Waveney District Council could fall by 50%, Tod Sullivan - Leader of the Labour group on Waveney District Council - has said:

“This will inevitably hit the worst off hardest, those people already struggling with rent rises, council tax changes and the ‘bedroom tax’ will now receive even less for their money. 

“Like all local politicians I will work to save services, I will make every effort to identify any savings which could save services.

“Living standards in this country are falling at the fastest rate since the 1930s, people are turning to food banks, legal loan sharks and charitable organisations simply to survive and the response of the government is to further punish those people by placing at risk basic services which they rely on.”

In addition, Bob Blizzard - Labour's Parliamentary Candidate for Waveney - adds: 

“Already the pavements are covered in weeds, street lights are turned off at night and care of the elderly has been reduced to a skeleton service, so it’s hard to see how further massive cuts can be made without destroying the fabric of our community. 

“They should now scrap the £14m new council offices and the pointless £5m footbridge.”

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