With the announcement of the Council's budget in March, its becoming clearer how cuts in local and national government spending will affect Burngreave. Listed below is what we know so far. If your project has been affected or an activity or service you use has been cut or reduce, let the Messenger know – 0114 242 0564, firstname.lastname@example.org
The majority of voluntary sector organisations, supported by a council grant will see their funds cut by 15%.
Advice services (Pitsmoor CAB, Pakistan Advice Centre, Firth Park Advice Centre & the Yemeni Community Association) will see cut which could affect the number of people they can help.
grant aid funding for some community organisations is coming to an end, and will be replaced by commissioning. Its not clear yet which groups will lose out.
Early Intervention Grant reduced by 10.9% affecting services such as Carers Allowance, and ADHD services and some Activity Sheffield funding.
Reduction in Connexions careers service
charges being introduced for activities such a music lessons in schools
subsidies removed for to childcare providers
fewer Police Community Support Officers
Bring Out Your Rubbish Days will end.
less support for small businesses and the unemployed
Activity Sheffield is facing severe cuts, with redundancies before the end of March and cuts in hours for remaining workers. Burngreave, will also lose the 3 additional workers funded by the North East Community Assembly, as they have yet to make decisions about how they will spend their budget. Provision for young people will be severely affected from April, with some activities ending completely.
Reduction of Health & Safety officers, leading to fewer inspections of premises and advice to businesses.
Cleaning and repairs and maintenance carried out only to ‘minimum health and safety levels’
Loss of a dozen Park Rangers
In-person cash payments will no longer be accepted at Howden House, nor will postal cheque payments.