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Conservatives Propose Slashing Council Tax by 3%

Leader of the Conservative Group Cllr Des O’Brien has announced the flagship proposal in the Shadow Budget – to slash Council Tax by 3%. Cllr Des O’Brien (Conservative, Bulkington) said: “Every single part of our Shadow Budget has been about putting more money back into the hands of the residents of this Borough. By looking carefully at every single area and producing a signed-off and balanced budget, we have reduced market rates, increased aid to the voluntary sector, increased town centres entertainment, introduced a scheme for community groups to bid for funding and slashed car-parking charges. Finally, we are going to slash the Council Tax by 3%.”

Conservatives Slash Car-Parking Charges by up to 25%

Cllr Des O’Brien, Leader of the Conservative Group, has announced a major plank of the Conservative Shadow Budget by proposing to slash the cost of car-parking in our town centres by up to 25%. Cllr Des O’Brien (Conservative, Bulkington) said: 

Conservative Shadow Budget Fighting Grime in our Borough

Cllr Kristofer Wilson, Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group and Shadow Health and Environment Portfolio Holder, has unveiled another aspect of the Conservative Shadow Budget in the run-up to Budget Day – stepping up the fight against grime in our Borough. Cllr Kristofer Wilson (Conservative, Whitestone) said: 

Conservative Shadow Budget Invests £150,000 in the Community

Leader of the Conservative Group Cllr Des O’Brien has unveiled the latest item in the Shadow Budget in the run-up to Budget Night on 22 February 2012 by announcing that the Conservatives will invest in a new£150,000 Community Funding Scheme.Cllr Des O’Brien (Conservative, Bulkington) said:

Conservatives Increase Funding to Voluntary Sector Bodies

Cllr Des O’Brien (Conservative, Bulkington) said:“At last years budget the controlling Labour Group slashed support to voluntary sector bodies such as the CAB by 10% at a time when their services are needed more than ever. In our Shadow Budget this year we are proposing to increase the support that we provide by investing a further£20,000 into voluntary sector aid.”

Conservatives Commit to Protecting Award-Winning Town Centres

As part of a major plank of their Shadow Budget, the Conservatives have demonstrated their commitment to the Borough’s award-winning Town Centres by slashing the rent for market stall holders and expanding the budget for town centre entertainment. Cllr Des O’Brien (Conservative, Bulkington) said:

Conservatives support British Heart Town Status in Shadow Budget

In their Shadow Budget the Conservatives at the Town Hall have committed to seeing through the commitment the Council gave as a Heart Townand funded giving the British Heart Foundation Shop in Nuneaton Town Centre full rate relief, which Cllr Harvey refused to sign off in his Individual Cabinet Member Decision. 

Marcus Launches New Supermarket Surgery at ASDA

Marcus Jones, the Member of Parliament for Nuneaton, has announced the launch of a new supermarket surgery in the town.The move, aimed at complementing his regular MP advice surgeries held throughout the constituency, will allow member of the public to drop in for a chat with their MP during their shop.