Goverment cuts

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mac111051
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Goverment cuts

Postby mac111051 » 5 Jul 2010, 6:16pm

Do you think cycle training in schools will be affected by the goverment cuts, were does the money come from to pay for the training, is it from the local council budget or from a goverment department

Nutsey
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Re: Goverment cuts

Postby Nutsey » 5 Jul 2010, 6:23pm

Good question, and I suspect there are several answers depending on funding in your local area. Funding could come from all sorts of places/departments, local or national government.

In schools I suspect its local councils administering these things, but the money trail may lead to whitehall. You could ask the local council or education authority but the answer will probably be vague.

xpc316e
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Re: Goverment cuts

Postby xpc316e » 7 Jul 2010, 10:34pm

Our money for Bikeability training in Suffolk is from central government. Those in the know can foresee funds being reduced, but not withdrawn totally - but who really knows what will happen.
Riding a Dahon Jetstream P9 folder, a Claud Butler Cape Wrath MTB, and the latest acquisition, an early 90s Vision R30 above seat steered recumbent.

Jules
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Re: Goverment cuts

Postby Jules » 19 Jul 2010, 2:40pm

http://services.parliament.uk/hansard/C ... rt003.html

See link above for recent government responses on the subject of funding for cycling and cycle training

keepontriking
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Re: Goverment cuts

Postby keepontriking » 19 Jul 2010, 9:08pm

Jules wrote:http://services.parliament.uk/hansard/Commons/bydate/20100714/writtenanswers/part003.html

See link above for recent government responses on the subject of funding for cycling and cycle training


I have a fear that the funds will be cut and what remains diverted towards educating cyclists to wear hel**** :(

...or into road maintenance as it will be claimed it benefits all road users.

mountainman531
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Re: Goverment cuts

Postby mountainman531 » 28 Aug 2010, 9:56pm

My local Authority (Bury) funds Bikeability from speeding and parking fines and charging £5 per child in schools and some schools chose to pay from their budget instead of passing it on to the parents. I foresee schools and parents cutting their budgets.....

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Re: Goverment cuts

Postby thirdcrank » 28 Aug 2010, 10:19pm

Jules wrote:...See link above for recent government responses on the subject of funding for cycling and cycle training


And the immediately preceeding answer relates to something asked earlier about helmet wearing:

There is no specific Cycling England programme to encourage cycle helmet wearing. However a number of programmes funded by Cycling England give advice on cycle helmet wearing, such as Bikeability training.


It seems Cycling England may be one of targets of the cuts.

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Nutsey
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Re: Goverment cuts

Postby Nutsey » 28 Aug 2010, 11:56pm

Serves you right for voting for labour tbh. You thought borrowing was free? Stuff needs cutting, and this is prime cutting fodder.