All these links have been doing the rounds, but here’s a reminder of some of our York Press articles from the last week. We’re generally thankful for their coverage, though some of the comments they printed unchallenged from Lib Dem and Tory party leaders will be getting further responses.
The budget process started with exec member hearings, and for the session covering Adult Social Care, group members organised this creative vigil. We got our first coverage before even doing anything, as we announced our week of action, and a week later, we were back with our march through a rainy York last Saturday, taking front page photo for the first time, alongside a series of cuts news stories. Tuesday’s public meeting also got reported, and group member Denise Craghill made an appearance in the letters page.
There was some distinct scare mongering going on before the council meeting, with the police having their own coverage, despite their vulnerability to cuts. Whilst over 50 protested outside, including a delegation from UNISON, the headlines were written in the chamber with a table-top occupation. The leaders of the Lib Dem and Conservative groups have weighed in, and a response from those involved will shortly appear on this website.