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McWilliams found guilty of bringing the council into disrepute

This afternoon, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead have notified us that Councillor Ross McWilliams (Conservative, Cox Green) has been found guilty of “bringing his role and local authority into disrepute”. The panel was made up of one of his fellow Conservative councillors, one independent councillor and an independent non-elected person. It was unanimous […]

Local government pension fund and ‘net zero’

by Simon Bond The investment managers of the council’s pension fund have announced a commitment to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The pension fund is part of the Berkshire Local Government Pension Fund. The investment managers also look after Lancashire Pension Fund and the London Pension Fund Authority. This means their commitment covers […]

“So-called climate change…”

by Simon Bond This quarter’s meeting of the committee that oversees the council’s pension fund was a classic case of steps forward and steps backward. On the positive side was consideration of policies on responsible investment and voting at company AGMs. For me the major disappointment was that the responsible investment policy presented was second-hand […]

There is another way to solve the council’s financial problems

Following years of financial mismanagement at the council, which left us with no reserves to meet the challenge of Covid, the Borough has entered a spiral of decline. Each year, the council is having to make cut after cut after cut just to stave off bankruptcy.  The council’s medium-term financial plan demonstrates this with cuts […]

Why can’t the council fix potholes properly?

Local residents are increasingly asking themselves why the council can’t fix potholes properly. Local Lib Dem Clive Baskerville said, “When the Lib Dems ran the council we quickly realized that often when road repairs were carried out, the underlying problems were not resolved. “The key was finding out quickly where problems were and getting them […]

Town Centre Vision

Local Liberal Democrats are proposing a vision for our town centre which turns it into a Community Hub which is not just about shops but also about health, education, entertainment, leisure, arts & culture. Residents of Maidenhead are getting increasingly frustrated with the lack of vision for the town centre. The Conservative plan of lots […]

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