New money for roads and no council tax increase, plans Havering Council

13:09 02 February 2012

Romford town hall

Romford town hall

Archant

An extra £1.2m is set to be invested in improving the borough’s roads, pavements and streets and encouraging business growth.

Havering Council’s cabinet will meet next Wednesday (February 8) to consider a budget plan, in which Council Tax will not be increased.

The new measures will be paid for by using extra funds from the government’s New Homes Bonus over the next two years.

The Conservative administration is also putting aside £2.5m of reserves to guard against future reductions to Havering’s funding from the government.

Council leader, Cllr Michael White, said: “I am so pleased to be able to make this announcement.

“Residents have consistently told us that their priorities are clean, safe streets and better pavements and we’re investing more to meet these priorities.

“At the same time, we’re committed to keeping council tax as stable as possible, so we’re planning a further freeze on Council Tax, so as not to put more strain on household budgets.

“We need to save £40m over the next three years and we’ve already set out ambitious plans to slash red tape and reduce running costs, while protecting frontline services.

“So we’ve balanced our budget without closing libraries or parks and we’ve protected the weekly bin collection that residents expect.”

If approved next week, the plans will be put to all other councillors on February 22.

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

Danny Welbeck netted three to spark an Arsenal scoring spree.

Read more

Victoria Beckham has said she has hung onto the dress she wore on her first date with David for their daughter, Harper.

Read more

The find was made by contractors as they prepared the site for forensic excavations.

Read more

Promotions

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

Dojo gives you hand picked recommendations for events, places and activities in London

Tired of always hearing about some amazing event in London after its gone, missing out on the best activities? That’s where Dojo comes in.

Advanced running and training technology for beginners up to elite athletes

If you’re thinking of adding running treadmill to your fitness routine, you’re on the right track! There are several advantages to running on a treadmill versus running outdoors.

Victoria Beckham has said she has hung onto the dress she wore on her first date with David for their daughter, Harper.

The find was made by contractors as they prepared the site for forensic excavations.

CassetteBoy’s at it again with David Cameron’s School Days.

The RAF provided air support to help Peshmerga forces advancing on an IS position.

TOP Stories

08:00
Jeremy and Erin Morris. Picture: Dave M. Benett/Getty Images.

A Primrose Hill woman blamed for throwing rowdy all-night parties with her husband has apologised for disturbing neighbours – and described their antics as “middle-aged ravers getting out of control”.

08:17
(Photo by Danny E. Martindale/Getty Images)

Thousands attended a peaceful demonstration outside the Chinese Embassy in Portland Place last night.

07:33
Galatasaray fans light flares after conceding a second goal  (Photo by Paul Gilham/Getty Images)

Flares were thrown onto the pitch at the Arsenal v Galatasary Championship League match last night - with seven men arrested for various disorder offences.

London Bloggers

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The cast, including Josie Lawrence and Mike Myers

Simon Collins catches up with the improv impresarios, who despite being the world’s longest-running comedy show with the same cast, have lost none of the razor-sharp wit:

Monday, September 1, 2014
Do you really need an explanation for that?! (Pic by Serena Marinelli)

If you’ve ever seen an Italian movie, you would probably know how important body language is in the culture.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Don't waste any of your harvest

If you are now inundated with ripe tomatoes, juicy green beans, berries and herbs, don’t leave them to go stringy or mouldy because the freezer can go a long way to making your crops last well into winter.