Monthly Archives: March 2011

Council Tax under the Tories: Average of £114 cheaper than under Lib Dems

It still baffles me how the Labour Party and those on the left can suggest, in any way that the cuts in public spending are not needed. The attempt to hoodwink the public into thinking that things could go on … Continue reading

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Brentwood Community Transport Given a New Home

You will recall that in setting the 2011 /12 budget, we took the decision to close the Tourist Information Centre as numbers have been falling, with most people using it simply to collect extra recycling bags. As such, we have looked at … Continue reading

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Raising Money for Brainwave

I’ve written before on here about my support for Brainwave, a charity which supports families who have children with development delay. They do some fantastic work and make a real difference to people’s lives. They receive no State funding and … Continue reading

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The “Big Society”: Alive and well and delivering for Brentwood

 Those of you who follow what happens at the Council, will know that last week, I announced that we would be forming a “Big Society Board” aimed at delivering an increase in community activity and strengthening how we can work … Continue reading

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Brentwood First

This last week has been very busy, both as Leader of the Council and as a local ward member. I’ve had my Policy Board, Group meeting, Conservative candidates meetings, met with residents to discuss some case work, met with ECC Cabinet Members, spent time … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day – challenging my views

Today is International Women’s Day. As the youngest female Council Leader in the country ( so I am told, and having been at numerous Councillor events over the years, I can well believe it as most are over 60, white and male) you would … Continue reading

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