Labour protects services, builds communities

and deals with £17m overspend by previous Tory/Lib Dem administration.

£600,000 to improve property conditions in the private sector
£1.5 million for a new house building programme
£4 million for LED street lighting
£2 million more for highways – over and above Government funding
£365,000 to tackle anti social behaviour

“Our budget is responsible, sustainable and delivers social justice”  Cllr Phil Davies, Council Leader

Phil Davies

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Labour freezes council tax, cuts car park charges

The Labour group’s budget has been approved by the full council by 57 votes – 4.
It includes:
Council tax FROZEN
Car park charges CUT
£7million investment in child and adult services
Extra £1.9million for schools
£800,000 of grants for local businesses

Under this government, creative opportunities for children have reduced: Labour will change that.

Labour will strengthen creative education in schools and build it into OFSTED inspections.

Ed Miliband says a the Labour government will put arts, culture and creativity at the heart of its mission

Labour Group delivers budget to protect local communities and help local businesses

“Government cuts have slashed Wirral’s budget by £151m since 2010 – that’s equivalent to a 57% cut in income – and disregarding the Tories’ political scaremongering, we have announced a budget that will protect vital services, makes our neighbourhoods safer and cleaner and supports local high streets and small businesses.”

Phil Davies, Labour Leader of Wirral Council

Details here

Wirral Labour Group delivers: Council Tax Freeze AND…

CUT in car parking charges

EXTRA funding to tackle anti social behaviour

NO CLOSING of libraries; children’s centres or One Stop Shops

MORE MONEY for social services and homelessness

Proposals to go to full Council meeting on 24 February.

Full details here

Following the massive consultation with local residents and community organisations the Labour leadership of Wirral Council will submit its full budget proposals for 2015/16 – which include all of the above – to a meeting of the full council on 24 February.

Wirral Labour opposes proposed increase in tunnel tolls

Phil Davies, Council Leader, has called for the proposed increase to be scrapped and has spoken to other Labour local authority leaders on Merseyside. A decision is due to be made on Friday.