Rochford Tories vote to raise £200,000 with 2.98% Council Tax Increase

Last night the Council met in an Extraordinary Meeting (Council speak for an extra meeting) to debate and vote on the Conservative Administrations Budget. In the past the Green and Rochford District Residents Group has put forward opposition amendments to the budget, only to see them voted down but then resurrected as Administration proposals a … Continue reading Rochford Tories vote to raise £200,000 with 2.98% Council Tax Increase


Consultation on Rochford Council’s Budget

Rochford Council are conducting their annual budget survey so I thought perhaps I could join in with my own version.  The Council gets only 2-300 responses to it consultation so it will be interesting how well I can do. Below is a simple table, based on the Councils, which you just need to complete.  I … Continue reading Consultation on Rochford Council’s Budget

Rochford – Extraordinary Council Meeting

Rochford District Council is holding an Extraordinary meriting on Tuesday 29 January to approve (or not) the medium term financial strategy.  The details can be found here and the actual resolution (to be agreed) is as follows. It is proposed that the Council RESOLVES to agree-: (1) The Medium Term Financial Strategy for 2013/14 to 2017/18 including the proposals … Continue reading Rochford – Extraordinary Council Meeting

Rochford’s Budget for 2013-14

The Councillors will be meeting soon to start the process of preparing the Budget for the next financial year, 2013-14.  After cuts in funding of 17% in 2011-12 and 11% in 2012-13 further cuts are expected in 2013-14 along with another, possibly unfunded, Council Tax Freeze. I am not sure how well this compares with … Continue reading Rochford’s Budget for 2013-14

Rochford District Budget Survey

At the moment the Council is looking at the budget for next year.  Councillors have already met twice on this and will have a further meeting in January where the detail will be decided. The meetings are open to all Councillors, regardless of party affiliation and as opposition Councillors your Green Party representatives can get their viewpoint … Continue reading Rochford District Budget Survey