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Cuts put Love Lockleaze festival under threat

Published on: 08 Dec 2017

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Bristol City Council would like to withdraw funding for neighbourhoods and community action.

After removing all the staff support for communities and asking them to self-organise, Bristol City Council are also removing the small grants that supports communities to run local activities. Without these grants there will be no Love Lockleaze Festival and events held in Stoke Park and on Horfield Common would be threatened too.

Bristol City Council had made £257,000 available for small grants to local community projects  but have now reviewed this proposal in a bid to save a further £52m by stopping funding to what they call “non-priority services”.

It is the Horfield and Lockleaze Voice’s view that these services are not non-priority but a lifeblood to communities such as ours and we urge local residents to have their say at:

https://bristol.citizenspace.com/neighbourhoods/removal-funding-neighbourhood-action/

This consultation closes on 17th December.

The future of the increasingly popular Love Lockleaze Festival is at stake, an event that brings our whole community together and draws such a large crowd of residents.

 

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