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Playbus News

Due to ongoing reduction in funding from central government and increased demand for services the council has to make budget cuts of around £46m over the next three years.

A decision to end the mobile play project was taken at the budget setting meeting of our full council in February.

Councillors agreed at that meeting to give the service a one-off payment of £75k for this financial year to support the transition and to explore alternative funding options.

This has enabled the service to continue through the summer holiday period and beyond.

Over the past year or so we’ve tried very hard to secure alternative funding for the project.

Despite this work it has unfortunately not been possible to secure the necessary funding.

The council is currently consulting with the staff affected and their trade union on the ending of the project.

Our last ever sessions will be Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 December.

Tuesday Hangleton Park 3.30pm to 5pm
Wednesday The Level (no bus) 10.00am to 12 noon
Wednesday Haybourne Road park, Whitehawk 3.30pm to 5pm

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Take a look at our video to find out what it's like at the Playbus. Adults and children from Hangleton and Whitehawk talk about the Playbus and what it means to them. Why not come and join us?

You can download a written description of the Playbus video (PDF 17KB)

Playbus links

The Playbus team also work with other organisations and services to provide free open access play across the city. For more information go to our Playbus links page.  

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