Hundreds of people marched through Brighton today [30th January] to show their opposition to the huge cuts being pushed through by the Labour-led council.
They gathered on the Level and marched through the city centre to Brighton Town Hall. Speakers there called on more residents to join the fightback against the cuts, which will affect everyone living here. Children’s centres will close, Hove Library is under threat and many other services from adult social care to park rangers are facing massive cuts.
Speakers pointed out that it was the Tory Government’s cuts to council funding which had caused the crisis, but also called on the Labour council to resist the cuts rather than passing them on to the city’s residents – many of whom are vulnerable and rely on the help they get from council services.
The next event in the Stop the Cuts campaign is a public meeting – free and open to all – at the Synergy Centre in West St (opposite the Odeon cinema) at 7.30pm on Wednesday, 24th February. Come and join the fightback!