I’ve been a Councillor on Salford City Council since 2004, and every year on budget day, the Conservative group have tried to give something back to hard-pressed local residents by proposing real-terms cuts in Council Tax.
From the reaction of the Council’s Labour leadership, you would think that the four horsemen of the apocalypse were on call in the event that – god forbid – we might seek to give local people some value for money by way of a Council Tax freeze. One by one they rose to their feet to give dire predictions about the effect of a tax freeze on local services.
My i ask a question have you thought as the official opposition within Council if you firmly believe what you are saying is true then surely it must have been your job to impress on the Labour leadership the validity of your case?each of us as the chance to highlight our findings and our views,i for one welcome this move, we are coming out of recession and any form of stimulus must be welcome, Lets remember what this move could do to stimulate not just the local economy within your ward, but for all of us. Maybe we should take this move for what it is great news in what ever form. I would have thought in your position as PPC you would welcome any thing which helps the constituents you wish to vote for you. Don’t forget you can offer the world as your leader often does during this election. But someone as to pay.
It relates to i think it was tesco but i am not sure,it was banning people shopping in their Jim-jams. To be honest i agree why have people got to walk around in them? what is it to bloody lazy to get dressed? i sometimes wonder where we are going.,
At 55 i have decided to do a St Patrick s day Drop– or Charity abseil at Manchester velodome for the Stroke Association. So if any one will sponsor me it would be greatly appreciated.
Contacted about a huge mobile telephone mast being placed near Buille Hill High School. Residents opposed to it. Will support them.
John you better get down there quick before Eric and Ernie do
Cant you just see it close your eyes and see the two of them doing that silly dance, singing bring me sunshine.
And thank you for the excellent help we have had. Credit where it’s due certain groups like to knock our officers, well it’s amazing what you can get if you ask politely work with them and listen to their advice. When the works done we will put out the pictures.
The step was obvious it was the first time in three year’s that i had seen the move in the budget papers,so easy to predict. And i welcome the move anything that can put more money into the pockets of residents will in the long term stimulate local growth,if the move was set in motion on a national basis i would say we would see some more stimulus in the economy. But to say it will not effect front line services is i am afraid untrue. I am starting to see major structure changes in progress within the council . No i have no complaints, i have always felt the structures where top heavy within senior management i only hope people on the ground don’t floor feel the effects. Many departments are falling to put their budgets in order,in a major company there would be major changes at the top,in the council other areas cover the loss,i would say with such a big chunk of finance not coming into the council coffers things are going to very tight. And i predict job losses in the long run.