The crisis is bound to put a further strain on Birmingham’s finances. The timetable for the Commonwealth Games was already very tight.
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More staff are being recruited in the town hall. We would give priority to free parking to boost our high streets.
The Lib Dems have thrown £1m of taxpayer money, around 20 per cent of the Council Tax receipts, at new hobby projects, with no defined benefits for the coming year.
It would require some tough decisions to pay for it – decisions I am ready to take: cutting budgets on marketing, staff, and union reps.
Judy Terry: Suffolk residents are facing a Council Tax increase, yet the wasteful spending continues
Ipswich Borough Council’s decision to “improve” the Cornhill, a popular public space fronting the former Town Hall, is proving disastrous.
With Council Tax continuing to rise, these companies should be required to provide detailed Annual Reports, which identify directors and any payments they receive.
Innovation has meant that our service has increased visitor numbers. 94 per cent of those who use it, rate it as good or very good.
Stephen Baines: Residents in Calderdale deserve good frontline services, not wasteful vanity projects
Labour councillors claim to care about the environment. But they have failed to tackle air pollution.
We have already cut our carbon emissions by nearly half in ten years, combined with sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
The relocation of a National Express bus depot for the Commonwealth Games athlete’s village will cost £15.5m – eight times more than budgeted.
Council debt costs the city £11 million a year in interest payments. Our vision prioritises the creation of jobs, regeneration, and thousands of new homes.
Many of these buildings could be replaced with new homes. New rules are needed to end this scandal.
Instead of seeing local councillors as a potential saving, maybe we should see them as an asset.
Giving a boost to Family Hubs would show a genuine commitment to bolstering the social fabric which binds local communities together.
This Government could revolutionise the public sector and allow a very different vision of devolution.