Hereford in top 20 areas hit by cuts to Art’s and Culture
In a recent survey by the Mirror Hereford has been listed in the top 20 areas hit by Tori Cuts to Arts and Culture
Herefordshire £5.2m: down 54.9% (£1.5m on open spaces -18.7%; £1.5m on libraries-47.9%)
Spending on cultural services such as libraries, sports and parks has plummeted by more than a quarter since 2010.
An exclusive analysis of local council spending figures has revealed the scale of the huge cuts that have hit the country’s cultural institutions.
In 2009-10 councils across England spent £3.3 billion in net expenditure on cultural and related services. However, in the 2015-16 budget only £2.8 billion was set aside – 28 per cent less than in 2009-10.
Spending on open spaces has fallen by 22 per cent while library expenditure is down by 24 per cent overall and tourism spending has plummeted by 48 per cent.