The Beecroft Art Gallery in Westcliff could get a new home at Southends Central Library, it has been revealed. Southend Council has set aside £150,000 to investigate the proposals to shift the gallery, opposite the Cliffs Pavilion, into the library… Read More ›
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MAVERICK INDEPENDENT Councillor Ric Morgan apologised to his residents and outraged the Council as he stormed out of the budget meeting and refused to vote on the proposals. Damning the Conservatives budget proposals as “a stain and a betrayal”, Ric… Read More ›
The following Councillors are listed with their votes in respect of the CONSERVATIVE administration budget proposals, that were passed with 32 votes for, 16 against, 2 absent and 1 abstention. Named votes will be blogged in full this evening –… Read More ›
Southend Borough Council’s latest budget is a “stinging rebuke” to Tory ministers and local MPs, according to Councillor Ian Gilbert, the leader of the Labour group on the LGC Council Of The Year 2012. Councillor Gilbert has spoken out after… Read More ›
Todays news reports that Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne looks set to drop the controversial slashing of Housing Benefit for the under-25s from the Autumn Budget statement. The idea had first been suggested by Prime Minister David Cameron in… Read More ›
The Echo comment from today says everything I wanted to about panic petrol buying and headless-chicken scaremongering tactics: “The Essex public hasn’t panicked, the tanker drivers have yet to cause any shortage in fuel supplies. Yet the Government seems hellbent… Read More ›
Couldn’t have put it better myself: The Independent, Thursday 22nd March 2012.