Speaking after last night’s Budget Council meeting, Conservative Group Leader Cllr. Geoffrey Theobald, said:
“Despite the Labour Administration having originally voted against all of our amendments, we are delighted that they have now shown common sense by agreeing virtually all of them.
“This means that we have succeeded with saving funding for mental health support, vital respite care for parents of disabled children, housing support to protect against homelessness, public toilets, verge cutting, noise patrol services and the Community Grants Programme, a vital resource for those who need it most”.
The Conservatives also succeeded in negotiating a £30k reduction in the amount of taxpayer funded Trade Union Facility Time. Brighton & Hove City Council has one of the highest number (10) of Full-time Trade Union officials in the country.