Monthly Archives: April 2011

Getting Back Our VAT

You may recall that last year, Brentwood Council was successful in challenging HMRC for a refund on VAT payments going back to the mid 1990s when the Lib Dems ran the Council. Our efforts paid off and resulted in us receiving … Continue reading

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Brentwood showing the way with innovative savings

On the Conservative Home website today, The Rt. Hon Grant Shapps MP, Minister of State for Housing and Local Government has an article about the work being done by councils, in order to save money. I’ve written on here before … Continue reading

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Charity fundraising success!

I held my fundraising event yesterday, in aid of The Brainwave Centre, an organisation which supports children with development delay. They provide therapy for the youngsters and support for the families involved. Receiving no state funding, Brainwave relies solely on … Continue reading

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Saving £1.25m of taxpayers’ money

I’ve mentioned on here previously about the changes that I have made at the Council to ensure it is run in a far more business like manner than it was before. We challenge every decision and I apply the same principles … Continue reading

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St.Peter’s School Crossing Patrol

There has been a lot of confusion and worry over the last few days concerning the future of the crossing patrol at St. Peter’s Primary School. I too have been concerned about the rumours that have been circulating as the … Continue reading

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