Conservatives set out final Bexley Budget proposals for 2017/18 – £340 million to be invested in Bexley’s future

Bexley’s Conservative Councillors have set out their final budget plans for 2017/18 – with an additional £10,000 added to the new budget for trees and a decision to waive the fee for digging a grave for all under 18 year olds.

This follows the announcements made in January to invest over £800,000 to make the Borough cleaner and greener.

This includes ensuring the Borough’s four main town centres will receive a weekly deep clean, instead of none at the moment; more money for cutting grass in parks and on the highway; additional resources for cleaning multi-storey car parks and more resources to keep the Borough safe.

Overall, your Conservative Council will invest £340million on local services for local people during 2017/18 – £931,000 per day.

Cllr Teresa O’Neill OBE, Leader of Bexley’s Conservative Council, said:

“We plan to invest £340million to provide local services for residents in the next year. While other Councils are still struggling to even deliver savings they were supposed to have made by now, our budget is in surplus and we can invest more in core services as a result.

That is what you get with a Conservative Council.”

Commenting, Cllr Peter Craske, Conservative Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Leisure, said:

“The response from residents to our plans for new funds to plant new trees, clean our town centres and put more resources towards keeping our Borough safe has been overwhelmingly positive.

I am pleased to make these additional announcements, and I hope all Members of the Council will vote FOR these plans at the Budget Council meeting on 1st March.”


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