Grey group ‘winning support’ for council shake-up plans

Petition launch ...  Greenwall Jewitt of Forum 50 which is calling for cost-cutting council measures.

Petition launch ... Greenwall Jewitt of Forum 50 which is calling for cost-cutting council measures.

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CAMPAIGNING older people claim they are winning hearts and minds in South Tyneside over radical plans for a council shake-up.

Members of Forum 50, the borough’s Older People’s Parliament, were angered at what they see as South Tyneside Council bosses ‘ignoring’ their call to cut the number of elected representatives from 54 to 36.

They had been invited to come up with cost-saving measures to help the local authority bridge a £20m funding shortfall, and also called for members’ allowances to be slashed by 50 per cent.

 

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