No rise planned for 2013/14, due to extra government funding and additional savings at a local level. The majority Conservative Group at County Hall has announced its plans not to increase council tax for the third year in a row.
The Conservative leader of the local authority, Cllr David Pugh, has spoken at the Party's annual gathering in Birmingham about the work which is being done on the Isle of Wight to strengthen families and help get local residents into employment.
A review of ‘stupid’ late night drinking licences has been promised by prospective Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Mates. He made his pledge after being told of the problems caused by allowing bars and clubs to stay open round the clock.
CCTV cameras could be brought in to catch troublemakers at the Isle of Wight’s skate park at Freshwater. The idea is one of many being proposed by prospective Police and Crime Commissioner Michael Mates who has pledged to use the latest technology to cut crime.
The annual reports (2011-12) of all 25 Conservative members of the Isle of Wight Council are now available online for viewing. These reports summarise what Conservative councillors have been doing for their wards over the past 12 months, along with activity at County Hall.
The majority Conservative Group at County Hall has tabled a motion for January’s Full Council meeting to allocate £300,000 for initiatives to help tackle youth unemployment and create new employment opportunities for young people.
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