Labour Oldham committed to maintaining “early years” spending in Coldhurst whilst cutting budgets in every other ward

In it’s latest round of discriminative policies Labour Oldham has committed to maintaining “early years” spending in the Coldhurst ward alone as a prerequisite for it’s application to The Big Lottery Fund to win “Better Start” initiative funding specifically for the Coldhurst ward. The Council states this “will impact on the wider budgets for early years and increase the proportion of expected savings to be made by other wards outside Coldhurst” The ward has 67.7% more children as a percentage of the ward population than the England average.