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Labour on Charnwood struggles to find fault with Conservative annual budget The Labour group on Charnwood Borough Council (CBC) appears to have struggled to find any reasons to criticise the annual budget – known as the General Fund and Housing Revenue Account Revenue Budgets for 2019-20 – which represent financial spending plans for all services of the Council. Meeting on 25 February, the Council agreed to set the revenue budget at £16.9 million and the Council Tax at £122.09 at band D – an increase of just £5 on the 2018-19 rate. The only response from the Labour group was to propose to minor amendments: to provide a free toilet in the town at a cost of £60,000 and “a purpose-built water re- filling station” also in the town centre at an incredible £20,000. Both amendments were rejected by the Conservative group as being absurdly too expensive and contributing little to the town. In arguing the case for the water re-filling station, Labour councillor Keith Harris argued that Charnwood needed to take steps to reduce the use of single-use plastic drink containers. As if to emphasise the problem, Labour group leader Jewell Miah surreptitiously took sips of drink from a single-use plastic drink container, seemingly oblivious to the point that his colleague was making. Rather than spending £20,000, Conservative councillors pointed out that there are already a number of free water re-filling stations in the town. These are located at: George Hill Moon & Bell Costa Starbucks Nick Morgan’s office Premier Inn Amber Rooms More are likely to be opened in the near future and details can be found on the ‘Refill App’ which can be downloaded onto smartphones and tablets. “It is remarkable that Labour can find so little wrong with our budget” commented Southfields local councillor Paul Mercer. “In the run-up to the local elections, one would have thought that all of the Labour councillors would have been hopping up and down to criticise our prudent budget and put forward their own proposals. Instead, we were deafened by their silence”.
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Labour on Charnwood struggles to find fault with Conservative annual budget The Labour group on Charnwood Borough Council (CBC) appears to have struggled to find any reasons to criticise the annual budget – known as the General Fund and Housing Revenue Account Revenue Budgets for 2019-20 – which represent financial spending plans for all services of the Council. Meeting on 25 February, the Council agreed to set the revenue budget at £16.9 million and the Council Tax at £122.09 at band D – an increase of just £5 on the 2018-19 rate. The only response from the Labour group was to propose to minor amendments: to provide a free toilet in the town at a cost of £60,000 and “a purpose-built water re-filling station” also in the town centre at an incredible £20,000. Both amendments were rejected by the Conservative group as being absurdly too expensive and contributing little to the town. In arguing the case for the water re-filling station, Labour councillor Keith Harris argued that Charnwood needed to take steps to reduce the use of single-use plastic drink containers. As if to emphasise the problem, Labour group leader Jewell Miah surreptitiously took sips of drink from a single- use plastic drink container, seemingly oblivious to the point that his colleague was making. Rather than spending £20,000, Conservative councillors pointed out that there are already a number of free water re-filling stations in the town. These are located at: George Hill Moon & Bell Costa Starbucks Nick Morgan’s office Premier Inn Amber Rooms More are likely to be opened in the near future and details can be found on the ‘Refill App’ which can be downloaded onto smartphones and tablets. “It is remarkable that Labour can find so little wrong with our budget” commented Southfields local councillor Paul Mercer. “In the run-up to the local elections, one would have thought that all of the Labour councillors would have been hopping up and down to criticise our prudent budget and put forward their own proposals. Instead, we were deafened by their silence”.