VIDEO: ‘People simply cannot cope with the impact of these cuts’ – campaigners speak out against Durham cuts

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PEOPLE in Durham simply cannot afford the consequences of cuts. That’s the view of campaigners who gathered outside County Hall today.

Paul Simpson of the Durham People’s Alliance said the proposed cut of £23million – out of a budget of nearly £500million – would impact on services for children and adults.

Mr Simpson added: “We are here today to call on councillors to stand up for local services.

“The council keeps on blaming cuts in funding from central government, but we believe the council could try harder to preserve services.

“For example, they have reserves which could be used to lessen the impact.”

Click here to hear from Durham County Council leader Simon Henig.