The Tory government will make a further £120m of cuts in the council’s budget in the next five years. In response the Labour council has approved a plan for the next five years which includes securing £250m of private sector funding to create 5000 jobs and sharing services with neighbouring local authorities to reduce cost.
Phil Davies the council leader has described the plan as “pragmattic, innovative and bold”. Other plans include, improving standards in schools and clamping down on anti social behaviour.
Wirral’s Labour run Council has approved a plan setting out its objectives between now and 2020, including
# creating and safeguarding 5000 new jobs
# increasing the visitor economy by £100m
# creating and safeguarding 5,000 new jobs
# building and improving 7000 homes
A panel of national and local government chief execs, and major private sector employers has said that Wirral is the most improved council
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