Wirral Council earmarks £300,000 for community projects

Wirral Council earmarks £300,000 for community projects

Wirral Council earmarks £300,000 for community projects

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NEIGHBOURHOOD Forums across Wirral have received a boost following Wirral Council’s decision to release £330,000 to fund community projects.

The funds will now go to support community and voluntary group projects across 11 Neighbourhood Forums across the borough.

Councillor Phil Davies, leader of Wirral Council, said: “Due to the Coalition Government’s budget cuts, we had to take the extremely difficult decision to freeze the funding to Neighbourhood Funding.

“However, in spite of the financial challenges we face, we have been able to release this money to support local communities.

“We recognise the Neighbourhood Forums play a fundamental role in supporting local areas. I am very pleased that the council can assist them in their important work in keeping local communities informed on local issues and getting people involved in the local decision-making process.”

Councillor Davies added: “While the money released – which equals £30,000 for each forum – will be allocated to those bids already received by the council, particular emphasis has been placed on ensuring the grant is used to assist those most vulnerable and in need.”

Wirral people are still being urged to have their say on the options for budget savings recently presented by chief executive Graham Burgess.

The "What Really Matter"s consultation on how the council should achieve the £100m savings it needs to over the next three years has received more than 3,000 responses so far.

To complete the questionnaire online, visit the council’s website at: www.wirral.gov.uk/whatreallymatters. Alternatively, pick one up from One Stop Shops, libraries and other council offices.

For more information on this funding, telephone 0151 691 8650.

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12:14pm Tue 4 Dec 12

MDRyUK says...

How about revealing the "bitter sweet" truth about how Wirral Council has been run over the past few years?
Far more transparency is required before anything will change for the better in terms of service provision.
To be fair this initiative may make some difference but let's face it, hands up who is going to volunteer to run Council Services on Wirral.
Good people of Wirral who already volunteer their time for free are few and far between.
Don't forget what happened a short time ago, the Council withdrew funding to Area Forums as part of austerity budget savings.
So here we go again .... bit of a gear change. Oh, dear a mistake.
How to win friends and influence people perhaps.
Sadly we all know there's a crisis engulfing the Town Hall, Brighton Street, Wallasey.
So tell me: do those at the "top table" (paid professionals) honestly expect volunteers, ordinary folk of Wirral, to turn to and run council services for FREE in future?
Yes, an awful lot of planning has yet to be achieved .... is that "What Really Matters?"
Incidentally I think volunteers deserve an awful lot more credit for what they do already. Its a tall order believing they can do even more and even more people can be expected to simply volunteer.
Conundrum: how does that factor in succeedin £39 million in 2013-14 resultinf in cuts to vital services????
Answers on a postcard c/o the Town Hall, Brighton Street, Wallasey, Wirral CH44 8ED
How about revealing the "bitter sweet" truth about how Wirral Council has been run over the past few years? Far more transparency is required before anything will change for the better in terms of service provision. To be fair this initiative may make some difference but let's face it, hands up who is going to volunteer to run Council Services on Wirral. Good people of Wirral who already volunteer their time for free are few and far between. Don't forget what happened a short time ago, the Council withdrew funding to Area Forums as part of austerity budget savings. So here we go again .... bit of a gear change. Oh, dear a mistake. How to win friends and influence people perhaps. Sadly we all know there's a crisis engulfing the Town Hall, Brighton Street, Wallasey. So tell me: do those at the "top table" (paid professionals) honestly expect volunteers, ordinary folk of Wirral, to turn to and run council services for FREE in future? Yes, an awful lot of planning has yet to be achieved .... is that "What Really Matters?" Incidentally I think volunteers deserve an awful lot more credit for what they do already. Its a tall order believing they can do even more and even more people can be expected to simply volunteer. Conundrum: how does that factor in succeedin £39 million in 2013-14 resultinf in cuts to vital services???? Answers on a postcard c/o the Town Hall, Brighton Street, Wallasey, Wirral CH44 8ED MDRyUK
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4:40pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Casey Jones01 says...

Make no mistake, this is just year one of four or five years of massive cuts in Wirral and throughout the country. Expect the Council and Government services of the future to be nothing like those of the recent past. There will be a lot more of a requirement to "do it yourself" or to pay someone else to have it done. Those unfortunate enough not to be in a position to be able to do either will be the biggest losers.
Make no mistake, this is just year one of four or five years of massive cuts in Wirral and throughout the country. Expect the Council and Government services of the future to be nothing like those of the recent past. There will be a lot more of a requirement to "do it yourself" or to pay someone else to have it done. Those unfortunate enough not to be in a position to be able to do either will be the biggest losers. Casey Jones01
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11:32pm Tue 4 Dec 12

Jimrob says...

This paltry amount equates to about the same as two Senior Officers pay-outs for failure' and is to help almost 400,000 people.

KINDA PUTS IT INTO PERSPECTIVE DON'T IT!!!!!!!!!

Now let me think now, who also said "Let them eat cake"?
This paltry amount equates to about the same as two Senior Officers pay-outs for failure' and is to help almost 400,000 people. KINDA PUTS IT INTO PERSPECTIVE DON'T IT!!!!!!!!! Now let me think now, who also said "Let them eat cake"? Jimrob
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