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gazzer
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25/02/2016 : 18:30:31      reply with quote


At a meeting tonight with all Bradford Councillors except Mr Mallinson present passed the Labour budget which I am sure we can all applaud


- An extra 400,000 spent looking after people who have no right to claim benefits and are facing destitution, such as failed asylum seekers.
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25/02/2016 : 18:31:43      reply with quote




With regard to regeneration, the following has been agreed;
- There will be a review of community organisations getting subsidised rents or rate relief, before cuts are made;
- Some street lights will be turned off in the early hours;
- Winter gritting routes will be reduced;
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25/02/2016 : 18:32:01      reply with quote




In terms of Adult Services, the key changes are as follows:

- Higher home care charges for those who can afford it;
- 15-minute welfare checks on elderly people at home will be replaced by a phone call;
- An extra 1.5m will be spent on social care in 2016-17, rising to 3m in 2017-18, to help meet increasing demand;
- 1m cut from funding for financial and welfare advice;
- 1m cut to housing support for the homeless, ex-offenders and people with mental health issues;
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25/02/2016 : 18:32:41      reply with quote




In terms of Environment and sport, the following has been decided;
- General waste bins will only be emptied fortnightly;
- New charges would be brought in for garden waste collections, library book reservations and some car parks at woodlands and parks;
- The Bingley Music Live festival would have its subsidy removed;
- The youth service would be cut;
- Some sports pitches would be transferred to clubs;
- Civic Christmas trees would no longer be put up, unless private sponsors can be found;
- Around two-thirds of libraries will become run by volunteers, or close if no volunteers are found;
- The council will stop funding police community support officers, saving 770,000;
- The tourism budget would be cut, with the possible closure of visitor centres.
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25/02/2016 : 18:33:49      reply with quote




The changes affecting Children's Services are as follows:
- Special needs services to be moved from a central hub to individual schools;
- A contract with Connexions to help young people into training and jobs will be cut by 450,000, or 30 per cent;
- A 'community resolution' service which sees low-level young offenders making amends to victims rather than facing court will be axed;
- An extra 1.5m a year will be spent on children in care, to meet rising demand;
- An extra 483,000 will be spent on the delayed remodelling of the management of children's centres.
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26/02/2016 : 10:43:55      reply with quote


mmmmmm.... P...up in a brewery comes to mind!

3.9% increase in Council Tax and cuts in service.

Overview
www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/14303551.DOUBLE_WHAMMY__Council_tax_to_go_up_by_3_99__AND_services_to_be_cut/

As it happened - (start from the bottom of the page)
www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/14302762.LIVE_BLOG__Sparks_fly_during_heated_Bradford_Council_budget_meeting/




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grandad
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26/02/2016 : 11:42:44      reply with quote


I thought councils could only increase council tax by 2% with out having to have a local referendum on the increase?
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26/02/2016 : 12:14:47      reply with quote


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I thought councils could only increase council tax by 2% with out having to have a local referendum on the increase?
You are correct, BUT for this year the government is allowing councils to raise the council tax by a maximum of 3.99%. Bradford are not the only council going for the maximum permitted increase this year, but you have to ask why are Bradford Wards which are not Labour controlled bearing the brunt of the cuts?
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03/03/2016 : 07:08:18      reply with quote


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A more worrying point is that Bradford met clowncill are putting the council tax up by the maximum, introducing charges on some services and failing to spend funds appropriately.

m.keighleynews.co.uk/news/14317715.Silsden_housing_windfall_cash_spent_on_birds_instead_of_schoolchildren__claims_councillor

www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/bradford-council-branded-naive-by-ofsted-boss-over-illegal-and-unregistered-schools-1-7767666
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03/03/2016 : 08:31:48      reply with quote


Looks more like a bit of Brexit propaganda than about a new school. A new school will cost couple of million or more, not the small amounts being spent sorting out an environment spoilt by bad farming management and the so called sport of shooting birds!

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03/03/2016 : 08:43:50      reply with quote


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Looks more like a bit of Brexit propaganda than about a new school. A new school will cost couple of million or more, not the small amounts being spent sorting out an environment spoilt by bad farming management and the so called sport of shooting birds!


Ever been on an organised shoot? Ever been involved in the management of game birds and land? Ever taken any academic study of conservation or land management? There is an awful lot of improvement that could be made in the Silsden area, but Bradford met are more interested in pillaging the areas assets, for its own gain.
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03/03/2016 : 10:19:50      reply with quote


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Looks more like a bit of Brexit propaganda than about a new school. A new school will cost couple of million or more, not the small amounts being spent sorting out an environment spoilt by bad farming management and the so called sport of shooting birds!


Last time I looked this topic was about Bradford setting a budget which resulted in them requiring an extra 3.99% from us in council tax.

For this extra money they are going to cut our services, the brunt of which will be felt, not in Bradford, but places like Silsden - cut in library service - cut in nursery provision - cut in youth services - cut in waste services - and many other cuts which Bradford have escaped.

The reallocation of 106 money (money from building houses in Silsden to be used for the good of Silsden, to provide school places for our children, and other facilities for the good of Silsden) is just another of Bradford's mismanagements

An EU directive to manage Silsden Moor with 106 money, but Bradford allocate all the 106 money to the moor project. This wasn't the intention of the EU but Bradford should have done something to stop it happening.

Bradford just don't care about Silsden. They don't even seem to know we exist as can been seen from missing us off the consultation areas on the resent flood problems.

We are just a place on the extremity of the Brad Met area where they can build houses to get more revenue to squander on projects in the centre of Bradford.

Rant over.
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03/03/2016 : 10:28:58      reply with quote


No blame on central government or a world recession then Peter ?.
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03/03/2016 : 15:02:53      reply with quote


Gosh, with all the cuts in services etc. just WHERE will our rate money be spent? No doubt Bradford central will have money still thrown its' way. Pity they don't bring in a system that funds the areas that DO pay their rates. Get out what you pay in, otherwise B----r off.
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03/03/2016 : 18:50:40      reply with quote


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posted by old_miner
Looks more like a bit of Brexit propaganda than about a new school. A new school will cost couple of million or more, not the small amounts being spent sorting out an environment spoilt by bad farming management and the so called sport of shooting birds!


Ever been on an organised shoot? Ever been involved in the management of game birds and land? Ever taken any academic study of conservation or land management? There is an awful lot of improvement that could be made in the Silsden area, but Bradford met are more interested in pillaging the areas assets, for its own gain.
NO - better things to do than shoot at birds for fun!
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old_miner
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03/03/2016 : 18:54:33      reply with quote


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No blame on central government or a world recession then Peter ?.
Or the fact no one wants to pay the going rate for essential services. It is always easier to blame someone else rather than take any responsibility for the situation; such as having voted in a cut everything government.
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gazzer
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03/03/2016 : 20:27:12      reply with quote


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No blame on central government or a world recession then Peter ?.
Or the fact no one wants to pay the going rate for essential services. It is always easier to blame someone else rather than take any responsibility for the situation; such as having voted in a cut everything government.
Sure the Government will say they have to cut because Labour left a note saying all the money was gone.But Labour blame the bankers then the Tory's say Labour failed to regulate the banks and so on and on and on.Eventually you find the Romans were to blame for the mess they left when the went back to Italy.
Fact is its irrelevent and Silsden should be trear fairly, today.
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04/03/2016 : 08:00:46      reply with quote


Good idea to look back. I think an up to date Henry VIII dissolution of the monasteries.

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05/03/2016 : 09:41:10      reply with quote


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Looks more like a bit of Brexit propaganda than about a new school. A new school will cost couple of million or more, not the small amounts being spent sorting out an environment spoilt by bad farming management and the so called sport of shooting birds!


Ever been on an organised shoot? Ever been involved in the management of game birds and land? Ever taken any academic study of conservation or land management? There is an awful lot of improvement that could be made in the Silsden area, but Bradford met are more interested in pillaging the areas assets, for its own gain.
NO - better things to do than shoot at birds for fun!
Each to their own. But the fact of the matter is that the shooting syndicates do far more than ANY conservation group do in a lifetime, for native species, as well as key introduced species.
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05/03/2016 : 19:37:42      reply with quote


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Like poisoning natural prededators, pull the other one.
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Peter
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05/03/2016 : 20:17:09      reply with quote


Come on guys back to the subject or start another topic.
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07/03/2016 : 19:49:01      reply with quote




200,000 spent on new signposts in Bradford city centre

www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/14325330.__200_000_cost_of_new_city_centre_signposts_sparks_political_row/



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07/03/2016 : 22:12:57      reply with quote


^^^ Technically speaking only 100k from Bradford Council as the other half came from a Government Regional Fund. 100k could have possibly saved Silsden Youth Centre and possibly the future of the Library.

Also note that the leader of Bradford Council accused the Government of not supporting the Council recently but takes 100k to spend on signs benefiting the City Centre moneypit. Plus the lady who cut library services defends the signs.
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07/03/2016 : 23:21:55      reply with quote


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^^^ Technically speaking only 100k from Bradford Council as the other half came from a Government Regional Fund. 100k could have possibly saved Silsden Youth Centre and possibly the future of the Library.

Also note that the leader of Bradford Council accused the Government of not supporting the Council recently but takes 100k to spend on signs benefiting the City Centre moneypit. Plus the lady who cut library services defends the signs.
In 2014/15 Bradford spent 1.3billion of which nearly 1billion came from the Government with about 300m raised locally.
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