Personal Choices

If the Council had a fiver for every time I've been asked about if I was going to stand for GM Mayor we would probably be looking at a budget surplus rather than cuts next year. I have so far delayed announcing my decision for good strategic reasons but can't put it of any more, not at least as at least two people have already, in my view prematurely, announced their candidacy.

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Velocity

We still face the almost impossible challenge of meeting the transport aspirations of every road user . . .

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Money

The Council is about half way through a public consultation on it's 2016/7 budget. I'm not proposing to go through it in detail - all of that is available elsewhere - but did want to comment on a couple of aspects of the draft budget. The first is Council Tax.

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