The Conservatives running the district council were quickly into action after the recent elections:
PAY RISE FOR COUNCILLORS
The first major item on the agenda at the first council meeting was an 8% pay rise for district councillors!
The Lib Dems proposed that the rise should be restricted to the level of pay rises received by the council staff over the same five year period: that would have been 3.22%. Voted down by the Conservatives, who went for the full 8%.
WHAT CLIMATE CHANGE?
The council’s Environmental Quality and Climate Control Panel was abolished! The role of the Panel was to make recommendations to the council’s Cabinet on, amongst other things, strategies and policies relating to climate change and the council’s carbon reduction plan.
So much for the Conservatives’ slogan: “Vote blue, go green!”
Clearly it wasn’t meant to apply to Stratford!