Axe falls on three Kirklees museums

Axe falls on three Kirklees museums
 

The axe has been swung at Kirklees’ museums with the cherished Tolson Museum set to close.
Senior councillors reluctantly gave the green light to cultural cuts, shutting three of Kirklees’ five museums – and two could be shut by the end of this month.
Campaigners and Dewsbury councillors made an emotional plea for the council’s cabinet to delay the plan.
But council leader Clr David Sheard said the decision was effectively taken two years ago when voters elected the Conservative government, thus sanctioning their austerity agenda.
The cabinet says funding for Dewsbury Museum and Red House... read more

 
3 October 2016 in Yorkshire & Humber, Views: 37
Source: Examiner
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