The Greens have saved vital services in York, says Micklegate candidate Mark Havercroft

MarkHavercroft3In response to Cllr Ann Reid’s budget disappointments (Letters, March 7), may I point out that, as a result of Green Party amendments to Labour’s budget, Yearsley Pool and the Youth Advice Centre at 29 Castlegate will now remain open; the cut to front-line libraries funding will be reversed and vital funding will be provided for front line work in children’s centres.

These are real achievements that will benefit York people and are a tribute to the skill and tenacity of York Green Party’s budget team.

They represent sound prioritising of resources in very challenging circumstances: a drastic cuts budget, forced on the council in large part by a 46 per cent cut in funding since 2010 by the Coalition Government, of which Cllr Reid’s party is a member.

Mark Havercroft
Green4Micklegate candidate for the local elections
Farndale Street
York.

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