Confirmed Ray Mallon cuts 600 jobs

Ray Mallon has tonight announce aggressive cuts to Middlesbrough Council which will force the closure of a number of Middlesbrough landmarks

Mallon has forced the closure of the Middlesbrough Register Office, TAD Centre, Middlesbrough Leaning and Teaching Centre and sport venue the Clairvile Stadium are to be closed forcing hundreds out of work.

Ray Mallon Said “I take full responsibility for the decision that was taken in 2005 and for leaving residents to live with such uncertainty over the past eight years

“I have stated from the outset that the cuts imposed on us are too deep, too quick and too savage, but the simple fact is that we have no choice but to find these savings if we are to balance the books,

“That means this council must change almost beyond recognition, and people will see a reduction in services and a change in the urban environment.

“disproportionate cut” as part of the Coalition Government’s austerity measures. In the next two years the funding cuts in this council equate to £395 per household, which is £162 or 60% more than the England average of £233,”

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