LETTER: PCSO funding has been cut

Please, please once and for all can we have some honesty from the Liberal Democrats?

I refer of course to Coun. Neil Mottershead’s letter in your columns in which he states funding for PCSOs has not been cut.

This is untrue. On July 15th, 2010, the Lib Dems reduced the funding for Burnley PCSOs by 20% and in January 2011 voted to continue with this 20% cut for a further two years. Both these decisions are minuted and a matter of public record as is the Labour group’s fierce opposition to these decisions.