Playbus

Our last ever sessions were Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 December 2016. 

Thank you to all the families and children who joined us.

Playbus from the side

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 £46 million 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 £75,000 for this financial year to support the transition and to explore alternative funding options.

This has enabled the service to continue through the 2016 summer holiday 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 were Tuesday 6 and Wednesday 7 December 2016.

Playbus links

The Playbus team 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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