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    David Burbage MBE was Leader of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Council from 2007-2016. This blog : Promoted by Geoff Hill on behalf of David Burbage and all other Windsor and Maidenhead Conservative candidates, all of 2 Castle End Farm, Ruscombe, Berkshire RG10 9XQ
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Archive for January, 2012

Council Tax Down Again in the Royal Borough – by 1.5%

Posted by davidburbage on January 25, 2012

 We’re planning to cut Council Tax again in the Royal Borough in 2012/13.

By extremely hard work over the last year we’ve managed to reduce our contract costs, restructure internally and scale back posts where workloads have reduced. At the same time we’re increasing funding where it’s needed and directing capital funds to improve the Borough.

Some may say that this is “only £15 a year” but over the last 3 years, reductions by 4%, .5% and now 1.5% will have put £150 back into the pockets of any Band D resident.

Alongside that for 65,000 households in the Borough, it’s put £10 million back into the local economy.

Now that’s helping combat the economic gloom, and reducing at least one of the household bills.

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Bringing Listed Rocks to Life

Posted by davidburbage on January 3, 2012

 After many years of a dull and moss encrusted rock formation sitting outside the Listed Building of Maidenhead Library, we’ve upgraded the fountain (that didn’t work) into a fountain (that does work) and made the entrance to the library a more attractive proposition.

Add to that the monolith (signpost / waymarking) which is itself part of the improvements being made throughout Maidenhead Town Centre, and St Ives Road is definitely looking smarter than previously.

Take a look when you’re next in town!

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The Maidenhead bypass – Towards Road Safety

Posted by davidburbage on January 1, 2012

 Looking at a film about the Hammersmith Flyover, this turned out to be a great piece of history of when the M4 came to Maidenhead. The footage of the town centre is particularly interesting, as is the two year old testing out the new motorway…..

Happy New Year !

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