With substantial investments for highways and public realm, your Conservatives have unveiled a new mid-budget programme to make Bexley look even better.
The Bexley Conservative Council’s Cabinet have unveiled a surprise package of enhancements to improve the look of the Borough at their meeting on 11th July.
The additional monies will enable the current highways maintenance programme to be doubled.
New new litter bins, additional grass cuts, and refurbishments for railing and fencing at parks will also be taking place in the coming months.
The funding will also enable much needed improvements at Hall Place to be carried out, just three months after the historic site returned to being run by the Council, as well as programmes to promote libraries and stage community events.
The Cabinet also confirmed that plans that had been considered for changing waste collections and reducing street cleaning cycles have been permanently ended.
Cllr Don Massey, Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate Services, said: “We have delivered the strategy endorsed by residents at the ballot box, and because of that we have a strong budget that has delivered a surplus. This means we are able to increase the resources for core council services. Only by managing our budget well and in line with our principles has this been possible.”
Leader of Bexley Conservatives, Cllr Teresa O’Neill OBE, said: “We have worked hard to deliver our strategy. We always said that if we stick to our plan we would emerge from the financial challenges far more strongly than other Councils, and we have done that. Having delivered as promised, we can now invest in our frontline services, improving highways and parks, and making our Borough cleaner and greener.”
In March, the Conservatives Council budget increased resources for cleaning town centres, protected street cleaning work, created a new budget for planting street trees and to introduce a new street cleaning machine.
EVERY Labour Councillor voted AGAINST these plans.