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Scarborough Borough Councillor To Help Vulnerable Children

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1:00pm 16th May 2018

A Scarborough Borough Councillor is set to help vulnerable children in her ward.

It is after North Yorkshire County Council have held a meeting to discuss home to school transport.

Parents of children with special educational needs and disabilities may have to start paying a charge of £490 for transport.

Councillor Michelle Donohue-Moncrieff said:

"I am prepared to use my councillor's allowance as a Borough Councillor.

If any resident or family in Hertford ward, which I represent in the Borough Council incurs extra costs, then I'll use my Councillor's allowance to meet that.

I don't expect to benefit from taxpayer's money while people who need a chance in life are abandoned.

These young adults are born with a natural disadvantage.

They face challenge that we can only dream about so their life chances, they need help from us. They need support from us.

I know Council finances under extreme pressure and savings have to be found.

However, the County Council does find money to enable projects such as the Tour de Yorkshire yet it cannot find £57,000 a year to help these vulnerable young people who face everyday challenges many of us simply could not imagine.

I hope that other Borough and County Councillors will match my offer to residents in their wards."


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