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« on: March 04, 2009, 10:47:08 pm »

A man off the street asked me the other day “is it true that the labour party has tried to hold back funds from Featherstone for the last 3 years?” to answer yes would be just having a go. I believe the start of the facts coming out has just begun.

A full WMDC Council on Monday was presented a budget that would increase the precept by 50p a week.
Conservatives put in a proposal to reduce our reserves from 6million to 4 which was against officer advice and would have left WMDC in a very dia position with not much if something went wrong.
Cllr Binnersly stood up and quoted that Cllr box would have to agree with what she was about to say as it was his words Quoted from last weeks press ‘’We have a duty to deliver services to citizens of the district ‘’.
Cllr Binnersly asked’’ that all of council must agree with that as that is why we are councillors and did they not agree that Both District and parish councils too had a duty of care which they all agreed.
 Both Cllr Margaret Isherwood and Clive tenant were present.  For the last 3 years they have voted for no precept for Featherstone leaving the council  with little funds and going against officer advice, did they not have a duty of care?Huh??’’

Other Labour Cllrs dug a bigger hole by agreeing that to not levy a precept that could give services to its citizens was and is not an option. I wonder were they then acting immorally to not want to levy a precept to provide services.
 Cllr Graham Isherwood then said that Town and Parish Councils don’t provide a service which then upset most of the labour parish councillors. Ah ah
 Is providing and having watered hanging baskets not a service, advice agencies like citizens advice or help the aged or Christmas trees and lights.
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