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Petition to fight Brighton and Hove music fund cuts
3:00pm Friday 9th December 2011 in News
Campaigners have launched a petition to save a music service from town hall cuts.
Brighton and Hove City Council’s Green administration has proposed to cut the subsidy to the local authority’s music and arts service.
Now campaigners for the service, which supports 2,500 youngsters every week and has been rated “outstanding” for the past three years, want to get 1,250 signatures so the issue is debated by the local authority.
Keith Turvey, who started the petition, said: “We believe that an outstanding music and arts service, such as we have in Brighton and Hove, is an integral part of a comprehensive education for all children in our city.”
Hove MP Mike Weatherley backed the campaign, adding: “It will have a massively detrimental impact on music and music education in the city.”
The budget plans for the next financial year will be agreed by the full council in February.
Signatures are being accepted online until January 16. To sign, visit www.brighton-hove.gov.uk and search for e-petitions.