onlineFOCUS – News and Stuff For Rochford District since 2003

 

December 20th, 2012 |

A 2.5% Cut?

 

According to the BBC,   Rochford District Council is facing a cut of 2.5% in funding.

Hopefully we will have some more definite information soon…

2 Responses to “A 2.5% Cut?”

  1. 1
    John Mason:

    From news@earlymorningmedia.co.uk

    Saturday 15 December 2012

    FINANCE

    Pickles: Freeze council tax

    Eric Pickles is set to warn council leaders that they risk losing next May’s elections if they refuse to freeze council tax. His intervention comes after research found that over half of all local authorities are considering raising council tax next April. A survey of finance officers, carried out by the Local Government Chronicle, found that 55% of the 326 English councils were preparing to raise council tax. Brandon Lewis, the Local Government Minister comments: “When costs are rising elsewhere the public won’t tolerate unnecessary tax increases. In particular, councillors with elections in May can either show they are helping people with the cost of living, or face explaining on the doorsteps why they have snatched money away from hardworking families and pensioners”.

    Source: The Times, Page: 14

  2. 2
    John Mason:

    From news@earlymorningmedia.co.uk

    Wednesday, 19 December 2012

    FINANCE

    Tax rises “morally wrong”

    The Daily Telegraph reports that Eric Pickles will today warn local authorities that it is “morally” unacceptable to increase council tax next year. More than half of councils are understood to be ready to raise the levy as the Government prepares to announce a slight reduction in their funding. Liverpool City Council said there would be “riots on the street” if council tax was frozen again, as it will lead to more cuts to services. While Birmingham City Council has also indicated that further restraint is not possible. The announcement is set to lead to a “war of words” between Mr Pickles and council chiefs. Meanwhile, Patrick Butler, in the Guardian, discusses how councils will react to the Government’s latest spending cuts. He says that many authorities will have to make cuts to previously protected areas, such as adult social care and children’s social services. He also notes that the late settlement will leave many struggling to stitch together a coherent budget by the end of January.

    Source: The Daily Telegraph, Page: 1 The Guardian, Page: 34

Leave a Reply


3 + four =

You can add images to your comment by clicking here.

Choose the layout you want to see

October 2014
M T W T F S S
« Sep    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  

Who We Are

We are Liberal Democrat councillors and campaigners in Rochford District.
We want to improve local decision-making and we see onlineFOCUS as a good way of keep residents informed and involved.
Please click here to email us .

viewfrommount

Comments Policy

We welcome your comments, they are very important to us. However please note:
* We may not necessarily agree with the comments made by our readers
* We ask everyone to treat people with respect when making a comment. No personal abuse please.



Daily Reporting by Chris Black

With support from:
Ron Oatham Ron Oatham Bruce Smart Bruce Smart Chris Stanley Chris Stanley

Latest Comments

  • bruce smart: If I bake it then the certainty is it will taste like shoe. But general point is we report faults and...
  • bruce smart: As pointed out on earlier post, it is interesting how many Town Councillors are also on the District...
  • Richard Lambourne: Rayleigh Town Council : Planning Committee Meeting 19:30 6th October The Pavilion King George V...
  • The Mighty Oz: Bruce, will the cake be made from Shoe Pastry…&# 8230;.
  • Jim Cripps: Election time sound bites , that is all those phrases were – be prepared for a myriad of...
  • Jim Cripps: I suggest that both the Capon Councillors leave and join Toby Mountain as an Independent Tory Group ,...
  • James Worf: Another example of the power and control the conservatives have over Rayleigh and beyond. If a councillor...
  • bruce smart: What happened to localism? Where is the Big Society? What were they in the first place?
  • bruce smart: Hindsight is a wonderful thing but even when it was built many people believed the old Park School...
  • Chris Black: I took the photo at the opening of Rayleigh Leisure Centre…
  • Angelina: Such a shame that this couple of good people who are obviously well thought of outside the Conservative...
  • Jim Cripps: I don’t know how to go about this but leaving it too Westminster is not a viable option – The...
  • The Mighty Oz: How many of the parents / carers have a car in the drive yet are more than happy to let other people...
  • A.Matthews: The cabinet system appears to have been corrupted by all it’s secrecy.For a cabinet to work it...
  • A.Matthews: Thought when they closed the Park School that was part of the agreement. When it comes to an agreement...
  • Jim Cripps: To any fair minded person , the concept of an ‘inner circle’ making all the key decisions (...
  • Gary Congram: This appears to be a common policy by Cllr Cutmore that when something relates to a specific area and a...
  • Christine Paine: Of course let’s not forget that the A129 40mph speed limit is never enforced. I haven̵...
  • Christine Paine: Jim, you’re more than likely going to be right. We already know ECC have no up-grade plans for...
  • Christine Paine: I agree I walk Susie along there every so often and try to pick a time I know it will be quiet but...
  • Collins: I walk along London Road 3 Times a day, and it is terrifying to walk on the small amount of very narrow...
  • The Mighty Oz: I’m not sure reducing the limit would make any difference whatsoever to the people that speed....
  • Ruthie: That road has too many conflicting signs! One moment is states 40 mph….a minutes drive later one sees a...
  • Ruthie: When you exclude local residents and council representation from these kind of planning meetings then you are...

Recent Posts


Lib Dem logo
Legal Statement for the purposes of complying with electoral law: This website is published and promoted by by Bruce Smart at 12 Ferndale Road, Rayleigh, on behalf of Liberal Democrat Candidates all at 12 Ferndale Road, Rayleigh The technology and hosting used for this website is provided by 1&1 Internet Limited, The Nova Building, Herschel Street Slough SL1 1XS

Technical Help : Graham Osborn

Posts To Remember

Categories

Categories

Asda or Makro Council Budget Crime & Policing District Core Strategy District Wide Elections Essex & East Future Housing Green Belt Highways & Parking History and Culture Hockley Hullbridge Leisure and Sport Liberal Democrats Local Democracy Local Facilities National Politics No Category Planning Applications Rawreth Rayleigh Rochford Web Stuff YouTube and Video

The Core Strategy

This is the official master document for planning policy in our district! To download it, click here click here. (2.5mb)

Planning Applications…

If you want information on a particular planning application, you can find it on the District Council website here.

If you want to know what new planning applications have been submitted this week, click here.

Reporting A Problem

If you want to report a problem, you can email Lib Dems councillors by clicking here.
There's also an independent website called FixMyStreet. It's very good for reporting minor street problems like holes in the road, grafitti or failed streetlights. You can find FixMyStreet here.

Essex Political Blogs

Geography, History , Science

Lib Dem Websites

Local Council Websites

Local History

Local Info

Non-Political Stuff

Other Lib Dem Blogs

Planning Issues

Join Your Local Team

If you read onlineFOCUS for a while you can see the kind of things we are trying to achieve locally. Maybe you would like to help us?


If you fancy helping us deliver leaflets, or actively campaigning for us at election time, or simply just helping behind the scenes with paperwork, please contact the onlineFOCUS team here.

“Rayleigh was the birthplace of Britain’s first surviving quintuplets, but that’s just one of its many claims to fame”

When the Olympic Torch came to Rayleigh, Chris Black wrote about the town in the Guardian - read it here

Join the National Team

If you would like email updates on what the Lib Dems are doing nationally, click here.
If you would like to join the Lib Dems click here.

Meta