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Marchers protest against £64m Oxfordshire County Council cuts
6:50am Monday 17th February 2014 in News
ABOUT 40 campaigners marched against proposed cuts by Oxfordshire County Council at the weekend.
The March Against County Cuts on Saturday, organised by the People’s Assembly, and supported by Oxfordshire Green Party, started at Manzil Way, East Oxford, and finished in Bonn Square in the city centre.
The county council plans to save £64m over the next four years.
Dan Fearnley, from Oxford People’s Assembly, said: “We need to encourage people that it is possible to put pressure on the councillors.”
The 46-year-old from Headington added: “It is impossible to sustain the services with that level of cuts.”
David Williams, leader of the county council’s Green Party group, said: "Oxfordshire County Council is implementing cuts which damage frontline services to the elderly, the vulnerable and the homeless. The coalition is forcing through cuts which take no account of population increase, our ageing population or inflation.”