Lib Dems outline budget proposals for the Cotswolds

Cotswold Liberal Democrats have announced a series of amendments to the budget at Cotswold District Council.

Plans include bolstering the planning enforcement team by employing two extra planning enforcement officers, rolling out defibrillators across the District and extending the ‘Free after 3’ parking scheme.

Cotswold Lib Dem Leader, Councillor Joe Harris commented saying: “We’re putting forward a series of amendments to try and improve the quality of life of residents in the Cotswolds.”

“Speaking to many local people, Town and Parish Councils across the Cotswolds it is clear that planning enforcement across the area isn’t good enough, the Conservatives have cut the planning department so much that there are now only two officers to deal with planning enforcement across the entire District. We would employ two extra enforcement officers to get to grips with the out of control planning situation in the Cotswolds.”

“We also recognise that defibrillators are an invaluable asset for many communities, we propose to establish a £50,000 fund to help communities install them in their area and to employ a part time officer to support them in doing this.”

“Finally, we were delighted when the Lib Dem proposal to extend the ‘three after three’ parking scheme was implemented last year, we propose extending that scheme for another year to help support residents who need to pop into town.”

The budget meeting is on February 21st.


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