Posted by Matt | Posted in Politics, Worcester Politics | Posted on 17-05-2013
Having been elected on 2nd May as the County Councillor for St. Stephen, it has been a busy couple of weeks. There have been presentations from the directors of the various departments, explaining their role and the challenges that they face. There has been regular reference to the goal of cutting £20 million per year from the total council budget.
Due to large cuts in funding from central government, coupled with a lower than average council tax in Worcestershire, there are some important and difficult decisions to be made over the coming years. I hope that I will be able to improve the decisions made and influence the long term direction of the County Council.
I will use this blog to regularly update people, in particular my constituents, of what I’ve been working on. This will be in addition to the regular newsletters that we’ll deliver. I firmly believe that the more we keep people informed of what is happening locally and what the Green Party are doing about it, the greater the understanding there will be of how local politics works.