Councillors ‘working very hard’ to eradicate inequality issues

PUBLISHED: 08:00 08 August 2018

Cllr Ann Harley.

Cllr Ann Harley.

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Plenty is being done to address the inequality issue in North Somerset, according to councillors.

The Times reported last week the district had the third highest level of inequality in the country.

But Cllr Ann Harley, chairman of North Somerset Council’s children and young people scrutiny panel, said the authority is looking at ways to improve the situation ‘all the time’.

She added: “North Somerset is a very responsible and proactive authority, and this has been proven with the setting up of working parties which research issues around inequality.

“Money is tight and it is a very sad situation but some of us work very hard to eradicate these issues.

“We live in a world where it is always going to be unequal, if we put up council tax then elderly people will struggle.

“Inequality is forefront in anything we do.

“We are working all the time to try and ease those pressures on a day-to-day basis.”

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