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We elect councillors to make tough decisions about where to spend our taxes.

They have no obligation to spend on arts, museums and heritage so we need to tell them that's important to us.

In a recent national poll* people were asked:

"Local Authorities are under intense financial pressure. Arts, museums and heritage are not statutory services. In total how much, if anything, do you think Local Authorities should be investing per person, per week, to support these activities in their areas?"

  • 50p or more

    63
  • less than 50p

    13
  • nothing

    12
  • don't know

    12

But the average net spend by local authorities is only 16p per person per week.

For every £1 spent by local authorities in England less than half a penny is spent on culture.

But the average net spend by local authorities is only 16p per person per week.

For every £1 spent by local authorities in England less than half a penny is spent on culture.