Shame on this closure

York Press: Shame on this closure Shame on this closure

THE PRESS of December 30 reports that New Earswick and District Disabled Social Club is to shut.

It is shocking and disgraceful that City of York Council should remove £5,500 of funding for a club that gives people with disabilities an opportunity to get out. Surely out to the £1.4 million-plus made from Lendal Bridge fines in York the money could have been found to keep the club open?

Terry Smith, Fourth Avenue, Heworth, York.

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11:16am Wed 8 Jan 14

Zetkin says...

The removal of the club's funding is indeed a disgrace, but condemnation from an uncritical supporter of the Tory party rings very hollow.
The removal of the club's funding is indeed a disgrace, but condemnation from an uncritical supporter of the Tory party rings very hollow. Zetkin
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11:47am Wed 8 Jan 14

yawn.. says...

Terry could be a member of the BNP or Monster Raving Loony Party for me... it's still a disgrace.

It's a shame that the money raised from the Lendal Bridge closure is ring-fenced for the roads really. That said, by this time next year York should have the best roads in Europe.. provided of course that Merrett doesn't come up with any more hare brained schemes to squander the booty on.
Terry could be a member of the BNP or Monster Raving Loony Party for me... it's still a disgrace. It's a shame that the money raised from the Lendal Bridge closure is ring-fenced for the roads really. That said, by this time next year York should have the best roads in Europe.. provided of course that Merrett doesn't come up with any more hare brained schemes to squander the booty on. yawn..
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4:50pm Wed 8 Jan 14

wallman says...

is it the council that has removed the funding?
is it the council that has removed the funding? wallman
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