Following our successful election in May 2021, we have immediately set to work on delivering our promises to the people of Nuneaton and Bedworth and within 7 weeks presented an Emergency Budget to put these pledges into action.
Presented by Finance Cabinet Member, Cllr Sam Croft, the Emergency Budget has:
- Scrapping the Mayor's Car and Chauffeur
- Ending the Council's In Touch Magazine
- Introducing an English Language, Safeguarding, Disability and Dementia Test for taxi license applicants
- Cutting car parking charges to 3 hours for £1
- Car parking to be free during December 2021 and January 2022
- Purchasing additional Nomad cameras to tackle anti-social behaviour across the Borough
- Six additional fly-tipping cameras to catch and deter offenders
- Funding the beginning of the Transforming Nuneaton project works
Speaking about the delivery of key manifesto commitments, Cllr Sam Croft said:
"This Emergency Budget clearly demonstrates that we are keeping our promises to the electorate of Nuneaton and Bedworth and that we are the only party that is willing to stand up for both residents and businesses in our Borough.
"We are providing a stimulus package to help our businesses and market traders have certainty for the rest of the year and give them a fighting chance to not only survive Covid but thrive afterwards.
"By voting against this comprehensive package of measures, Labour have shown that it is only the Conservatives who are on the side of people in Nuneaton and Bedworth."