Last night saw Nuneaton and Bedworth’s Labour Cabinet put forward its budget proposals. Proposals which put the aspirations of our communities at the centre of the Council’s work. We will aim high, seek that continued improvement you demand while at the same time always seeking value for money. This coming Monday evening these will be put to Council who will ultimately set the budget. Strangely the Conservatives have said nothing – have they run out of ideas!!!!

Labour is committed to seeking major regeneration of Nuneaton and Bedworth Town Centres making them fit for the future. We all know high streets up and down the country have been struggling in part due to internet shopping. Labour is determined to work with residents to shape our towns.

Labour will invest further to improve our environment to see better graffiti removal, fly-tipping removal as well as water and river course clearance. We will employ Environmental Quality Operatives.

Labour will improve leisure facilities that meet our communities aspirations.

Labour will invest in its Council House stock as well as continuing to acquire and build new Council houses.

Labours proposals in brief:

£100,000 for Transforming Bedworth

£39,000 extra for Environmental Quality Operatives

£50,000 to provide further support to the leisure programmes that the Council is currently consulting on.

Replacement running track at the Pingles

New tennis courts in the Miners Welfare Park

Over £26Million set aside for Council house improvements, new builds and acquisitions etc.

No further increases in fees and charges in the General Fund other than those already announced.

Full details will, of course, be shared following Monday evenings budget meeting.

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