• Document: Feb 26, 2019
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  • Gate at Warrington Council Bldg
    Article: Feb 26, 2019
    By Ian Marks

    The opposition Liberal Democrat Group has given its support to the 2.98% rise in Council Tax for next year. The budget was agreed at a Warrington Council meeting on Monday evening.

    Finance Spokesperson Cllr Ian Marks said, "The utter shambles of Brexit is having a profound effect on our economy and our Council budget. Civil servants are being diverted from their normal business to prepare for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit. What a waste, when they should be concentrating on the NHS, education, housing and other vital services. Austerity has gone on far too long and according to the independent Institute for Fiscal Studies, the present system of local government finance is not sustainable. Yet as the Public Accounts Committee says, the government is in denial over local authority funding.

  • Peter @ Sandy Lane
    Article: Dec 17, 2018

    The latest threat to close the Sandy Lane Community Recycling Centre in Stockton Heath has been put on hold, thanks to the power of local protest.

    The Labour Council reversed the decision to shut it down next year and has asked officers to find ways to reduce running costs to allow it to stay open. Officers have to report back by May next year.

  • Ian @ Lymm Hotel
    Article: Dec 17, 2018

    Lymm Councillors and local residents are extremely disappointed and angry with the decision to award planning permission for a large development on the site of the Lymm Hotel.

    At a meeting of Warrington Council's planning committee, permission was granted to remove all the existing buildings on the site to be replaced by a children's nursery, a residential care home and retirement with care apartments.

  • Article: Oct 17, 2018
    By Cllr Bob Barr & Cllr Ian Marks

    Residents in South Warrington are angry at Warrington Council's decision to buy Eddie Stobart's distribution headquarters at Appleton.

    The site is next to the M56 and the decision was approved at a recent meeting of the Council's Executive Board.

    Leader of the Warrington Council Liberal Democrats Cllr Bob Barr says, "We understand that the Executive Board has to be innovative and find ways of raising income to compensate for government austerity. We also understand we have to work with developers to generate investment in our town. What we don't understand, is the timing of this deal and the lack of any meaningful consultation with residents, borough councillors and parish councillors.

  • Penketh Focus 1 ()
    Article: Oct 11, 2018

    Thursday 11th October is the polling day for the Penketh & Cuerdley ward By-Election to Warrington Borough Council. Voting and want a change?

    Place your vote for David CROWTHER today.

    Ready for a change? Want to find out more? Click the images below to view our Focus newsletters, find out what David would do differently for Penketh & Cuerdley.