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To: Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

Significantly Increase central gov't funding for Dorset councils

Our councils are some of the least funded in the country and this is having a direct effect upon the health and well-being of local residents, for instance Poole Food Bank has seen demand for its services increase by an alarming 77% this year alone.
For over 43 years, oil and gas have been extracted from Dorset soil at Wytch Farm the largest onshore oilfield in Western Europe. To date, over 515 million barrels of oil have been extracted and sold for over £11.2 billion. The Treasury receives 40% tax on all profits made by the oil companies, yet the people of Dorset, have received no financial benefits.

Why is this important?

This is not just about money, it's about fairness, ensuring that everyone in Dorset has access to the resources they need to live healthy and happy lives.

How it will be delivered

Present petition to Michael Gove, or if he is unavailable a member of the Labour front bench, outside Parliament in front of assorted media

Dorset, UK

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2024-01-18 15:01:29 +0000

25 signatures reached

2024-01-07 15:18:19 +0000

10 signatures reached