Search

Cabinet - cuts to Redbridge drama centre are more ‘manageable’ says campaigner

12:59 09 January 2013

“We will continue to make our voices heard” is the pledge by the secretary of a drama group after funding cuts were reduced at last night’s cabinet meeting in Redbridge Town Hall, High Road, Ilford.

Pankaj Pathak said that finding savings of £14,000 would be more manageable for Redbridge Drama Centre Churchfields, South Woodford than initial proposals.

The centre was originally going to have its funding reduced by £75,000 each year until it reached zero.

Mr Pathak, secretary of the Friends of Redbridge Drama Centre, said: “In the short term we are very happy and we will continue to make our voices heard. It’s clear that the issue of the drama centre is central to the thinking of the council. I think we are all content with the revision of funding.”

He said that additional sources of income could be raised through holding private parties at the centre and having more classes.

Redbridge Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Cllr Alan Weinberg said the change was made after listening to the Redbridge’s Youth Council and opposition from young people.

0 comments

Latest Ilford News Stories

Yesterday, 15:00
Harry and Theo Kyriacou climbed Kilimanjaro

A father and son duo went sky high, as they scaled the summit of the world’s fourth highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro

Yesterday, 12:10
Woodford Festival

If you walk around Woodford next weekend, expect to see music, dancing, poetry and theatre on every corner, as their nine-day festival gets underway.

Yesterday, 12:00
Rev Dr Jack Dunn at his Wanstead church

When Jack Dunn was 11-years-old, he heard God calling him to join the priesthood.

Yesterday, 10:00
Aniqah with her mum, Jilly, after she received her A-level results.

A student triumphed in her A-level exams despite visiting her mother, who is suffering from brain cancer, in hospital every single day.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Competitions

Kit yourself out and go Apple mad!

If you’re obsessed with Apple or just love a good gadget, this is a prize that will blow you away! An incredible £3,333 to spend on Apple goodies! How would you like to be the proud new owner of the Apple Watch?

VW Golf Estate

As we grow older it becomes more and more important to have means to travel about safely and quickly. Our friendship groups and families grow and the need to have a car that is not only safe but also fast and big enough for all our needs is ever more important. There are many cars on the market for such needs but none deals with them as efficiently or as neatly as a VW Golf Estate. These cars are build strong, long lasting and spacious for a reason. They cater to the needs of many and are some of the most popular cars currently on the market.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Ilford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now