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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 February, 2015

Fantastic work at Cotswold District Council

Posted by davidburbage on February 26, 2015

Great news for residents in the Cotswolds – a 5% cut in their council tax – here is what their Conservative Leader Lynden Stowe says about their record :

I have always maintained that it is not our job to take more money than we need to deliver our services to residents, and I am very pleased that we have been able to leave as much as possible in the taxpayer’s pocket. In fact, the real-terms reduction of 30% over five years means that some £4.8m has remained in the local economy to stimulate prosperity. Residents across the Cotswolds can be assured that we are obtaining the best value for money possible, thanks to our cost saving measures.

Read more: http://www.gloucestershireecho.co.uk/Cotswold-District-Council-announces-5-cent/story-26077002-detail/story.html#ixzz3SpzqjI00

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What we said in 2011 in our manifesto appendix

Posted by davidburbage on February 22, 2015

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This has been a challenge throughout to implement consistently! There have been a few occasions when we’ve had to ask that ward councillors be consulted, that budgets be made the right size (rather than the historic size) and whether plans are plans for the council or for residents….. I think there’s plenty more to do at the Royal Borough.

But I think we’re in good shape compared to other authorities!

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