- Local Conservatives have achieved a below inflation council tax increase at 2.5% - the lowest in the city’s history.
- The roads budget inherited from the Lib Dems has been doubled and a further £700,000 has been allocated to tackle the damage from the winter weather.
- £6m of efficiency savings have been indentified, including saving hundreds of thousands of pounds in council communications.
The impact of the recession and chronic under funding of the city by government makes it very difficult for the council to make ends meet. However many people are struggling at the moment and we need to ensure that we keep taxes down while still protecting services.