Labours call for more action on Fly Tipping voted down by Basildon Conservatives

Labours attempt to increase the war on Fly Tipping in the Basildon Borough has been voted down by the Basildon Conservatives.  Labours Deputy Leader in Basildon and Spokesperson for Corporate Resources, Cllr David Burton-Sampson, tabled an amendment to a recommendation to increase resource in this area at a recent meeting of the councils Corporate Resources Committee.photo of labour party (more…)

By agordon92, ago

Budget Process and Financial Forecast Report implies Conservative Council Tax Rise

Concern has been raised that the Basildon Conservatives are about to break a key election promise and raise Council Tax for the next 10 years.  A report presented to the councils Corporate Resources committee which set out the financial forecast and the budget setting process outlined an assumption that Council Tax will increase by 2.99% for 2019/20 and 1.99% per annum thereafter.  Introducing the agenda item, the Chair, Cllr Stuart Sullivan said of the assumptions “I consider these assumptions to be prudent.”  This is despite the Conservatives making claims in their recent literature during the May Borough Council Elections that they would not have raised council tax and will keep tax low. (more…)

By agordon92, ago
Lee Chapel North

A message from Kayode Adenrian – Your candidate in Lee Chapel North

I am standing to be your hard-working Labour councillor for Lee Chapel North during this By-Election because we need someone who will put YOU first. We are sad to report that one of your current Labour Councillors Alan Bennett has had to retire due to ill health. We thank him for all his hard work representing Lee Chapel North Residents over many years. (more…)