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Budget 21/22 — Cllr Catherine del Campo’s speech to Full Council

We may not know exactly what our towns and communities are going to look like post pandemic, but for certain, they will be different. Less emphasis on retail, more emphasis on places where people can meet, connect, eat, drink, learn and share ideas. Places where people can overcome loneliness — something that’s particularly acute right now. […]

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Coronavirus/COVID-19

No-one should deny or attempt to minimise the uncertain and challenging time we are living through, least of all those elected to represent us.  We have discussed, as a group, what RBWM’s response should be to Coronavirus/COVID-19. Our first duty is of course to our all of our residents, and we will, until proven wrong, […]

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Cllr Catherine del Campo’s 2020/2021 budget speech

When we declare that we’re going to “Transform early years and youth services to be targeted at the most vulnerable,” the statement is disingenuous in a number of ways. The euphemistic use of the word ‘transformation’ suggests we’re about to see a massive improvement to our services but what we’re actually talking about is a […]

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Cllr Clive Baskerville’s 2020/2021 budget speech

Let’s talk potholes.  Barely six months after launching a much-lauded 24-hour fix-it policy, this Tory administration decided to scale it back, having concluded, “Job done.” After one of the wettest and windiest winters on record, Royal Borough residents might be excused for thinking such a statement was premature.  Standing water and frosty mornings are not […]

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Cllr Simon Werner’s 2020/2021 budget speech

I have attended many council budget meetings over the years — too many I am sure some of you think.   However, I have never seen a budget so appalling or the spin more misleading. I want to take you back to the important people in this — the residents you are supposed to be supporting.  How […]

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Draft budget cuts reveal true extent of Tory financial incompetence

After 12 years of Conservative rule, the full impact of the Tories’ ‘cut tax, wield axe’ approach is being felt in Windsor and Maidenhead with the publication of the 2020/2021 budget savings report. Despite recently declaring a climate emergency, several of the measures announced will serve to slow down our progress towards net-zero emissions: Removing […]

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