Working for Wiltshire - All Year Round
Published on Wednesday 13th November 2013
While people working in the public sector are tightening their belts and facing hard times top councillors at Wiltshire Council are getting a big pay rise.
Councillor Jane Scott, the Conservative leader of Wiltshire Council, today saw the Council approve a £14,892 pay rise for her.
Shock as Cabinet Report says suitable education, jobs or training for care leavers is not a priority
Published on Tuesday 18th June 2013
Councillors were shocked today at a Council Cabinet report that showed that not only was the council under-performing in ensuring that Care leavers had suitable education, jobs or training and that initial assessments of safeguarding were not being conducted within the prescribed 10 days, but that these failing we're not considered to be priorities.
The information was in the Council's Performance Scorecard which showed that only 44% of care leavers were in suitable education, jobs or training against a target of 72%.
Published on Thursday 30th May 2013
At the meeting of the Wiltshire Council Health Select committee on Thursday the Conservative group on Wiltshire Council broke with convention and stopped an opposition member from being either Chair or Vice-Chair of the committee.
Liberal Democrats are now asking what the Conservative administration has to hide.
Published on Monday 13th May 2013
The annoucement today of a massive round of redundancies totalling £4m per year in salary costs at Wiltshire Council has been blasted by Lib Dem leader Jon Hubbard.
"Not once was this mentioned by the Conservatives during the election period, " Jon commented.
Published on Friday 10th May 2013
Liberal Democrats today expressed shock and outrage as it was announced that promised revenue funding to supporting continuing essential programmes for young people was being withdrawn.
In February the Conservative administration in County Hall announced that Area Boards in Wiltshire would only be allowed to fund capital projects in the following year.
Published on Tuesday 7th May 2013
Jon Hubbard has been elected leader of Wiltshire Council's Liberal Democrats for a further year following the group's annual meeting at County Hall on Saturday (May 4th) following this years Unitary elections.
The Melksham South councillor was first elected to the post three years ago and led the group to the best Lib Dem result in the country on 2nd May.
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- Lib Dems Secure U-Turn on Crisis Payments to Most Vulnerable
- Council Tax Shock! As Conservatives Force Poor To Pay More
- Government investment boost for Wiltshire
- Warminster resident Paul Batchelor chosen by Liberal Democrats for Police Commissioner Election
- Liberal Democrats call for pernament return of 1 hour free parking
- Tax Burden must fall on those who can afford it
- Twenty is Plenty where People live says Lib Dems
- Conservatives told to do Core Strategy consultation “properly”