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Parents Lament Loss Of Library Club

Tuesday April 2 2013

Library Library

PARENTS have lamented the loss of a library after-school club after the council cut its funding.

Darfield Out of Hours Learning has been providing assistance for children aged eight to 16 at the library for 14 years but held its last session on Tuesday after its funding was cut from the council's 2013/14 budget.

Study support worker Pauline Weston, 58, said she had been informed the service may be cut but did not know for certain until the council approved its budget on February 28.

She said she had held out on a 'slim chance' Darfield councillors may have been able to find more funding but this was not forthcoming.

Parent Christina Yarnall, 49, said she would greatly miss the service.

"All the activities they've done are very 'old school' things they don't get to learn in school anymore like sewing," she said.

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Reply Posted by Ann Bywater on Sunday April 7 2013 at 10:09
The Government or Council have no rights left to critise on the state of Education in the Barnsley area or the behaviour in our area when they cut all help and funding especially when they dont cut work dinners or expenses or their own allowances they send out self centered messages they get selfcentred responses no sympathy for them they ask for all they get, time to get back to reality cut the benefits and pompus self praise events before they cut basic help for the community they should set the good examples for others to follow but they set i am alright jack sod the rest and wail and compliain when everyone else does it too they sow what they seed sorry time to get back to basics of being Human Beings and thing of the whole not themselves