Counting the costs of living [WFJ #19]
Frome’s food bank has reached a point of “cataclysm”
Last month, Mendip District Council became the first local authority in the UK to declare the cost of living crisis as an ‘emergency’. Why? To signal and address the rural poverty towns like Frome are experiencing, and provide what they described as ‘wake up call for the government’.
The council saw what we all saw – the cost of petrol was accelerating;…