On 17 May, local autism charity ‘The Sycamore Trust’ released a statement regarding funding cuts implemented by Havering Council. Two of the trust’s Wednesday night clubs had been told to ‘shut down immediately’ after the local authority withdrew vital funding. Both youth clubs provided activities for children and young people with autism, and adults with learning difficulties.
Local parent campaigners/autism mum’s Fay Hough and Ann-Marie Mummery have started an online petition asking Havering Council to restore funding to The Sycamore Trust after residents shared anger and frustration at the announcement.
On Wednesday 13 June Fay Hough and Havering Labour took to the Town Hall in protest, there was a great turnout and the team hope to hold more protests in the future.
Fay said: “We confronted the Tory council and we were ignored. We were sneered at and for the most part completely disregarded. Havering deserves better than this from its elected officials.”
The campaign goes on and the petition against the cuts continues to grow. You can add your name HERE