John Welsh posted about Today's Council saw the Labour Party and the Lib Dems accept the level of cuts proposed by the Tories on Facebook 2016-02-18 15:03:41 +0000Today's Council saw the Labour Party and the Lib Dems accept the level of cuts proposed by the Tories
Today's Council saw the Labour Party and the Lib Dems accept the level of cuts proposed by the Tories
An update about the County׳s budget discussions on February 16th, from David Williams, the leader of the Green Group.
The two supposed 'opposition parties' caved in and basically accepted the Tory budget.
They claim that they got £4m out of the Tories to reduce the Children’s Centre closures and ease the Wellbeing Centre reductions, what they did not say is the £4m will be added to the black hole of 'Unspecified Cuts ' already in the budget making it not £11m they will have to cut but £15m. Labour and the Lib Dems fell for the oldest trick in the book; vote through these massive cuts and we will have 'review'. Anybody with any experience of local government knows that if the rug of financing something has been pulled its rather pointless having a review because all they can do is go along with the reduction.Read more
John Welsh posted about Get Involved! on Facebook 2015-05-28 22:50:27 +0100I signed up to volunteer for Oxfordshire Green Party. Join me!
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John Welsh posted about #decenthomes on Facebook 2016-03-14 22:58:17 +0000
We all want where we live to feel like home, to feel safe and secure. That’s why the Greens are making better, affordable housing a top priority.
Oxford has the least affordable housing in the UK. Costs in other parts of the County are also rising inexorably.
The housing crisis is affecting everyone; tenants are being ripped off by dodgy landlords, homelessness is on the increase and prospective owners are being priced out of the area. At the same time, funding for those in housing need is being cut.
Meanwhile, the super rich are speculating on housing and profiteering at our expense.
Many also suffer in cold and mouldy properties facing rising energy bills and soaring rents.
- Abolish the cruel and unfair bedroom tax
- Building 500,000 new Council homes
- Cap rents and introduce longer tenancies to provide greater protection for renters
- An end to £7bn of tax breaks for landlords
- Better insulated, energy efficient homes
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