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STEVENAGE COUNCIL AGREE COUNCIL TAX FREEZE – A MONTH LATE

At the full council meeting of Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) on 25.2.2015, a freeze in the SBC share of the council tax was agreed unanimously.

However, it followed a call over a month ago, at the Scrutiny Overview Committee (SOC) on 21.1.2015, by Opposition Leader Liberal Democrat, Robin Parker, that the SOC should . . . → Read More: STEVENAGE COUNCIL AGREE COUNCIL TAX FREEZE – A MONTH LATE

Herts Lib Dems on Tory County Council Tax Rise

Letter from Cllr Stephen Giles-Medhurst – Liberal Democrat Group Leader and Leader of the Opposition on Hertfordshire County Council

Dear Editor,

The decision of the Conservatives on Hertfordshire County Council to increase Council Tax by almost 2% is in sharp contrast to the two Liberal Democrat run councils in Hertfordshire – namely Three . . . → Read More: Herts Lib Dems on Tory County Council Tax Rise

Hertfordshire Conservatives’ Council Tax Hike‏

Liberal Democrat County Councillors have been shocked by local Tories’ plans to hike council tax by 1.99% this year, the maximum they can without taking it to a county-wide referendum. In a highly controversial budget Hertfordshire Conservatives have proposed swingeing cuts to buses and library services. Leader of the Opposition and the Liberal Democrat . . . → Read More: Hertfordshire Conservatives’ Council Tax Hike‏

Labour forced into Council Tax freeze, following Liberal Democrat pressure

The Labour party have announced that they will be seeking a Council Tax freeze at the Council’s Budget meeting, following calls from the Liberal Democrats to introduce a freeze over a month ago.

The Labour Executive on Stevenage Borough Council have recommended to the meeting of the Full Council on Wednesday 25th February, . . . → Read More: Labour forced into Council Tax freeze, following Liberal Democrat pressure

COALITION GOVERNMENT ENABLE NEW COUNCIL HOMES TO BE BUILT IN STEVENAGE

At the rent setting meeting of Stevenage Borough Council (SBC) on 28.1.2015, an average council property rent increase of 2.18% (or £2.15 a week) was agreed unanimously to come into effect from 6.4.2015. This is effectively agreeing the 2015/2016 Housing Revenue Account (HRA).

Speaking at the meeting, the Leader of the Opposition, Liberal Democrat . . . → Read More: COALITION GOVERNMENT ENABLE NEW COUNCIL HOMES TO BE BUILT IN STEVENAGE

HERTS LIB DEMS SAY NO TO MORE CONSERVATIVE BUS CUTS

Hertfordshire Liberal Democrats have condemned the latest ‘consultation’ by the Conservatives into slashing subsidised bus services in Hertfordshire.

“They got the wrong answer first time round when local residents roundly rejected the proposals so they are trying to batter us into submission,” said Cllr Sandy Walkington.

“Which part of “NO” do . . . → Read More: HERTS LIB DEMS SAY NO TO MORE CONSERVATIVE BUS CUTS