Wednesday, 30 January 2008

Hackney’s Budget – Again no rise in Hackney's part of council tax

Hackney's elected Mayor Jules Pipe announced tonight (Wednesday) that there will be no increase in Hackney's part of the Council Tax.

The council's finances remain strong with efficiency savings meaning there will be no cuts to local services.

Labour's priorities for the coming year

- We will double the number of teams tackling graffiti and fly-posting

- There will be even more street cleaning for our local town centres

- New investment will provide fixed youth provision to another five Hackney estates

- There will be a 4.2% increase in cash for Hackney schools

- Planning & Regulation will see a huge £619,000 investment to improve the service