Cecil Hughson’s letter (Readers’ Views, 22nd March) hits the nail right on the head. What he has highlighted should encourage us all to let our elected members and their overpaid and under-achieving departments know how disgusted we are at their decision to reduce the funding to Cope.
These cuts will exclude the less fortunate and the vulnerable in our community from participating in projects suited to their needs and abilities. Their time at Cope also gives much-needed respite to their parents. These unfortunate young people do not leave school at 16 and take up full-time employment.
Think again at where to cut.
In addition to Cecil’s suggestions to find some extra monies: 1 Get rid of the SIC shares in the Norröna (always was a waste of council money); 2 Councillors could waive their expenses claims and still be left with £20,000 plus per annum.
20 Bruce Crescent,