Ngage: Not Going Quietly

A PETITION calling for Thurrock Council to re-think its decision to pull the funding for community agents Ngage has been started on-line.

The group has to act fast with the budget set to be voted on at Full Council on wednesday at the Civic Offices.

Several leaders of the community forum attended last weeks council cabinet but were unable to speak to Portfolio Holder, Cllr Joy Redsell.

A spokesperson for Ngage said: “We have been informed that Thurrock Council has decided to completely cut funding from ngage.

“This will mean we will no longer be able to support our service users or sustain Community Involvement and Engagement in Thurrock.

“We would however, like to challenge Thurrock Council’s decision and would therefore ask for your support in this matter, by completing our online petition here which we will be presented at the Full Council meeting on Wednesday 24th February 2010.

“As we were only informed of this decision last Friday we are unable to put any questions forward at this meeting as questions need to be submitted nine clear working days before the meeting. Therefore we have a limited amount of time to get as many service users and members of the local community to support us by completing the online petition by Wednesday 24th February.

“Your ongoing support is in this matter is very much appreciated.”

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