From the Facebook account of Councillor Claire Wright (Independent, DCC)
PROTEST DEMO! BIG BUSINESS TAX AVOIDANCE RIFE WHILE MPs SET TO VOTE THROUGH HUGE FUNDING CUTS TO COUNCILS
MONDAY 1 FEBRUARY AT 11AM, ON PAVEMENT OUTSIDE SIDMOUTH’S CONSERVATIVE CLUB.
Please bring your own placards!
There will be a high profile PROTEST against the forthcoming vote in the House of Commons, which will see Devon County Council lose £28m, while big business tax receipts could fund Devon’s public services to around £380m.
The Conservative government’s austerity measures mean that our precious public services are being eroded each year, which is hitting the poorest and most vulnerable the hardest.
I wrote to Hugo Swire asking him to take action on t his subject last week—including speaking against, and voting against the budget cuts.
But this subject is too important to leave it there…..
Here’s a map – http://sidmouthconservativeclub.co.uk/map.htm
It is REALLY important that there is a big turnout to give a clear message that we think it is unacceptable that our council services are being cut so severely, while the government does little or nothing to address the persistent loopholes in the tax system.
The House of Commons vote will probably take place on Wednesday 3 February.
Here’s more information – http://www.claire-wright.org/…/devon_portion_of_avoided_cor…