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Heritage and Cultural Development (£100,000)

Future Funds

Portfolio: Leisure and Local Environment Portfolio

(a) Provide some match funding and capacity to ensure Darlington benefits from the Tees Valley Investment Strategy “place and culture” themes working with the residual Economic Growth capacity and focusing on the towns rail heritage.

(b) Provide some match funding and capacity to lever in external funding to support community, and Darlington Hippodrome based arts activity.

[Reference: Cabinet papers, Item 6, paragraph 52(g)]

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You blame Govt cuts but other towns/cities still have libraries and arts centres – is this a case of financial mismanagement?

You blame Govt cuts but other towns/cities still have libraries and arts centres – is this a case of financial mismanagement?

Darlington has always been regarded by our external auditors as good at financial management, this is not the reason we are facing such high levels of cuts. Other councils will also be announcing cuts over the coming months and years. The level of cuts required as a result of Government grant cuts vary depending on many factors, but generally deprived areas have been hit worse. Also, other councils have higher Council Taxes than Darlington so have more revenue from that source than us, so their cuts will be less.

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