Citizens Advice Bureau – Cuts to Funding

DO YOU USE THE CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU?

Citizens Advice Bureau LogoSuffolk County Council is planning to cut the grant funding to CAB by £368,000 by 2021 leaving CAB with no funding at all from SCC .

SCC are trying to understand the impacts of this proposal, in particular with regard to equality legislation and access to services.

SO IF YOU WILL BE ADVERSELY IMPACTED BY THESE CHANGES TO FUNDING, ESPECIALLY FROM AN EQUALITY PERSPECTIVE, HAVE YOUR SAY AT:

https://www.suffolk.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/consultations-petitions-and-elections/consultations/local-citizens-advice-cab-consultation/

You can find this link and more information on the village website under the Parish Council meeting for 8th January in the report by County Councillor, Jessica Fleming.

THE CONSULTATION WILL RUN UNTIL 5PM ON WEDNESDAY 23rd JANUARY

Defend Your School Transport Service

image of yellow school busAppeal from, Helen Wilson, Principal, Thurston Community College to complete the consultation  questionnaire…

Proposed cuts to free school bus provision by Suffolk County Council could remove the choice of parents in many of our catchment villages to send their children to Thurston Community College. Suffolk County Council is proposing to stop providing free bus transport to Thurston Community College to residents that live nearer to another school, even though Thurston will remain the catchment school for all the children in these villages.

This means that children who wish to continue attending their catchment school will have to pay £960 a year for a school bus or find some other way to get to school. We feel this is a huge burden for our families and will mean that a choice of school will only be available to those who can afford it. Continue reading “Defend Your School Transport Service”