Pinkneys Green

Where the money is wasted

Lib Dems have pointed out many areas over the last few years where council tax payers money is being wasted by the Conservatives.  For instance, the current Conservatives are spending £5 million on consultants each year.  Now Consultants  are sometimes needed for specific skills which the council does not have, often these consultants have been […]

Council Tax Payers £374 Better Off Under Lib Dems

Typical Council Tax Payers in the Royal Borough could be £374 better off under Liberal Democrat Plans to freeze Council Tax than under Conservative Plans to increase Council Tax in line with inflation. With inflation currently running at 5% and averge Council Tax Payers in the Royal Borough living in Band E properties the Lib […]

Lib Dems will Continue to Defend of Weekly Bin Collection

Local Lib Dems in the Royal Borough have pledged to continue their longstanding defence of weekly rubbish collections. Throughout the last 20 years while neighbouring Conservative councils moved to fortnightly collections or alternate week rubbish / recycling Lib Dems in the Royal Borough have defended weekly collections. “As the Cabinet member responsible for bin collections […]

Conservative council refuses to fill pot holes

Local Lib Dems were horrified recently when the council started refusing to fill some pot holes. If the pothole is not of a certain size the council will not repair it – they will just monitor it! This short term attitude has been condended by the local residents and experts alike. Experts say that it […]

Car parking prices are not working

Less than a third of the way through the council’s financial year, it is obvious to the LibDems that the Tories’s car parking polices are not working. Cllr Kathy Newbound, LibDem Group Deputy Leader said, “The council’s income is well below what was predicted. Latest figures suggest the shortfall could be as much as £150,000. […]

LibDems welcome U turn on voluntary groups

LibDems believe that it is essential if the Big Society is going to work then it needs to restore funding to local voluntary groups. Cllr Kathy Newbound, LibDem Deputy Group Leader said, “This year the local Tories cut the funding for voluntary groups by a fifth. From £132,170 in their first year of office they […]