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Hello austerity, goodbye lollipops

November 24, 2018 4:51 AM

School Crossing Patrol

Cash-starved (£35m shortfall) and Conservative dominated Staffordshire County Council proposes "defunding" school crossing patrols ("lollipop men and women") and passing the running costs on to "community funding" (public working together with schools) - stealth tax?
A public consultation by Staffordshire County Council (web-link: www.staffordshire.gov.uk/education/schoolsandcolleges/SchoolCrossing/SchoolCrossingPatrols.aspx is open until the end of this year, with the final decision to be taken in early 2019.
Liberal Democrats believe we need urgent action to prevent the deterioration and decay of essential public services: NHS, Social Care, Schools, roads, police and all the rest which make this country good for ordinary folk to live in.
Lib Dems stand for serious increases in investment in these services acknowledging that higher earners will likely pay more in tax.
Only recently the Conservatives nationally announced an 'end to austerity'. Do YOU think austerity is over?

What can you believe from the Conservatives?