‘Fair Deal’ petition on its way to number 10

Fair Deal for Sheffield petition launch
Fair Deal for Sheffield petition launch
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A petition signed by almost 9,000 people demanding Government funding cuts are reduced for Sheffield is being handed into Downing Street.

Next Tuesday, a delegation including the Anglican Bishop of Sheffield, Dr Steven Croft, Roman Catholic Bishop of Hallam Dr John Rawsthorne and Labour politicians will make the trip to London.

The Fair Deal for Sheffield petition calls for a rethink on Government cuts because large northern councils receive a bigger funding cut per person than small authorities in the south.

It has been signed by more than 8.600 people and is endorsed by Sheffield Council.

Sheffield Central Labour MP Paul Blomfield, who is organising the presentation of the petition, said: “The community has come together to raise their voice about the unfairness of the cuts.”

The Government says cuts are higher at large councils because they have much bigger budgets than in other areas.