Tories break promise and raise Council Tax

We all recall the Conservative Party promising to freeze Council Tax. It was a bit of a shock when most of us looked at our Council Tax bills in Chester this year. They have gone up! Neil Christian commented “the rise in our bills may only be around 0.17% but it is another broken promise, […]

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CWaC Pay & Cuts

I would like to make a few points to give perspective to the cuts and pay ‘harmonisation’ that ‘Cheshire West & Chester Council’ are currently busying themselves with. To make cuts, Salford Council recently announced that it is axing some its top bosses to save £1 million in wages. In

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Two Hoole Surgeries to Close

Two of Hoole’s popular doctors surgeries (71, Hoole Road and The Elms Medical Centre) will move to a new planned NHS centre on George Street in Chester. Hoole Liberal Democrats have objected because: Both surgeries currently offer essential services to Hoole residents.  Why should

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A theatre for Chester: letter to the Chester Chronicle

A new theatre for Chester would have been delivered by the Northgate Development, had it been signed off as planned in July 2008. Since that did not happen and negotiations to achieve it have dragged on for a long time, it would surely be better to delay a little longer rather than to make the

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Bob Thompson’s diary

In this diary entry I will try and give a flavour of the kinds of things I get up to as a local councillor. So last week (week commencing 14th November 2011) unfolded as follows:- Monday – I get up at about 6.30am. I am an early riser and anyway I am giving Rose a […]

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