A COUNCIL that is eyeing to axe its funding to the arts has been accused of already being the lowest spender on culture in Berkshire.

A petition, which has garnered nearly 4,000 signatures, has been making the rounds, urging the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council to U-turn its potential decision to cut off its “essential” funding to art centres Norden Farm and The Old Court.

Both art spaces have spoken to the Observer, expressing their concerns they could struggle in a post-Covid environment if core funding is withdrawn.

Read the full story in this week's Windsor Observer, out now.

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