#ToriesAtTheTownHall backtrack on Peterborough Lottery plans!

Mayor of Peterborough

As reported by the Peterborough Telegraph, Tory controlled Peterborough City Council has said it is “to pause the project“, claiming they need focus instead on social care provision and homelessness?

Tory Lottery Timeline:

JAN 2017Tories announce Peterborough local lottery, boasting it’ll see local good causes win £23,000 in 2017/18 and then £62,000 in the following years.

JULY 2017 – Scheme given “green light” by Tory Cabinet, Cllr Holdich claimed it would mean they could spend more £’s on on “the services that we have a duty to provide for our residents, in particular protecting and caring for the elderly, young and vulnerable.

NOV 2017Peterborough lottery is essentially cancelled! With the Council claiming it had decided to pause the project because “the council needs to focus its effort on strategic items“.

I wonder how much money and officer time has been spent so far “looking into this” idea?

Reminds me of when the Tories spent £70k looking into the unpopular idea of a casino for our city!

Please let me know YOUR thoughts and opinions below!

Homlessness
Council claims they’ve seen a 200% rise in the number of homeless families requiring temporary accommodation between 20015-2017.

 

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