Middlesbrough mayor's letter to Prime Minister over cuts

Ray Mallon

Ray Mallon

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MIDDLESBROUGH mayor Ray Mallon has pleaded with David Cameron to show the town ‘special consideration’ in an attempt to minimise the impact of public sector cuts.

In a letter to the prime minister he states that Middlesbrough and Teesside will stand to lose funding of £229m and £900m respectively over the five-year period leading on from 2010’s Comprehensive Spending Review.

Middlesbrough Council alone will be forced to cut its budget by more than £60m by the end of 2015/16 and emergency services also face budget pressures.

Mr Mallon wrote: "The loss of such significant levels of funding over such a short period of time can only lead to further long-term deprivation and serious hardship, issues which will become costly, both in human and financial terms, to redress."

He added: "What is becoming clear is your Government’s complete lack of understanding and, indeed, compassion for this area, the problems we face and the long-term damage your policies are beginning to inflict."

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11:36pm Thu 15 Nov 12

spragger says...

Get on with it Mallon, we know its tough and you actually have to do something for a change.
- Decapitate the Council, sack the chief exec that's saved £200,000 pa. No taxpayer will miss him.
- Stop all discretionary overtime now.
- NO temporary workers, make the permanent staff cover the core activities.
- Cut all salaries by 15%
- Move all staff to a money purchase pension.
- No union reps to be paid by the taxpayer. Let the union pay.
- Remove ALL jobs with Climate Change, Diversity, Compliance, European & Political in the title. None of which do anything for the taxpayer.
- All Cllrs to voluntarily not take any taxpayer money. We will then see whose side they are on.

None of this is being proposed, so stop writing useless letters and do something useful

Stop hitting OUR front line services, leave cleaners, bin men, lollipop people alone. We value their service
Get on with it Mallon, we know its tough and you actually have to do something for a change. - Decapitate the Council, sack the chief exec that's saved £200,000 pa. No taxpayer will miss him. - Stop all discretionary overtime now. - NO temporary workers, make the permanent staff cover the core activities. - Cut all salaries by 15% - Move all staff to a money purchase pension. - No union reps to be paid by the taxpayer. Let the union pay. - Remove ALL jobs with Climate Change, Diversity, Compliance, European & Political in the title. None of which do anything for the taxpayer. - All Cllrs to voluntarily not take any taxpayer money. We will then see whose side they are on. None of this is being proposed, so stop writing useless letters and do something useful Stop hitting OUR front line services, leave cleaners, bin men, lollipop people alone. We value their service spragger
  • Score: 2

3:23am Fri 16 Nov 12

George BA says...

In tough times we really see how good our leaders are.

Leaders who are tough with guts, imitative and true leadership qualities do great things.

Middlesborugh has Mallon.
In tough times we really see how good our leaders are. Leaders who are tough with guts, imitative and true leadership qualities do great things. Middlesborugh has Mallon. George BA
  • Score: 3

1:25pm Fri 16 Nov 12

loonyleft says...

spragger=mindless moron,already severe cuts to 'boro's budget and your answer is more cuts,idiot.
spragger=mindless moron,already severe cuts to 'boro's budget and your answer is more cuts,idiot. loonyleft
  • Score: -3

8:15pm Sat 17 Nov 12

spragger says...

What's your answer on the loonyleft?

Spend more of other peoples money?

That is why you are and will aways be the real loony left
What's your answer on the loonyleft? Spend more of other peoples money? That is why you are and will aways be the real loony left spragger
  • Score: 3

8:41pm Sun 18 Nov 12

AZZIZZ says...

Looney left, spend everything in the current account, spend everything in the savings account, max out the credit/visa cards then start borrowing and spend spend spend... yep ... Looney Left running to form.

The only letter this joker of a mayor should be writing is a letter of resignation as an abject failure.
Looney left, spend everything in the current account, spend everything in the savings account, max out the credit/visa cards then start borrowing and spend spend spend... yep ... Looney Left running to form. The only letter this joker of a mayor should be writing is a letter of resignation as an abject failure. AZZIZZ
  • Score: 2

8:43pm Sun 18 Nov 12

AZZIZZ says...

Looneyleft......

OOps sorry forgot, flog off all the family gold at silly rock bottom prices.
Looneyleft...... OOps sorry forgot, flog off all the family gold at silly rock bottom prices. AZZIZZ
  • Score: 2

1:55pm Mon 19 Nov 12

loonyleft says...

I never said anythink about spend spend spend and not bother about the concequences, Spragger says he values front line services, Cameron doesn't,thats why there are not enough nurses,midwives,sold
iers,police, e.t.c., yes spending has to be under control but lets see some people who can actually afford to lose some money have their spending controlled ,i.e.bankers and the like put some money into the recovery instead of their back pockets!!! How can Mallon do anythink without any funding, the real clowns are fat tories like Pickles who could do with having his grocery bill reduced.
I never said anythink about spend spend spend and not bother about the concequences, Spragger says he values front line services, Cameron doesn't,thats why there are not enough nurses,midwives,sold iers,police, e.t.c., yes spending has to be under control but lets see some people who can actually afford to lose some money have their spending controlled ,i.e.bankers and the like put some money into the recovery instead of their back pockets!!! How can Mallon do anythink without any funding, the real clowns are fat tories like Pickles who could do with having his grocery bill reduced. loonyleft
  • Score: 0

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