Burntwood Town Council – but not as we know it

Since the Conservatives won control of the Town Council last May controversy and U turns have followed.

60percent was the increase in Council Tax proposed in January by the Conservative Leadership, Councillor Mosson and his two – yes two – deputies (the district and county council’s only have one each) but Labour’s questioning has almost halved it to (only) a 33% increase for council taxpayers!

Astonishingly the budget meeting itself was moved just to suit the Leader who couldn’t make it and presumably couldn’t trust his two deputies to , er, deputise for him!

And now the Old Mining College fiasco.

Chasetown Mining College was renamed The Old Mining College in 1998 when it was converted by the County Council into a community resource centre.  It was renamed but they did keep the “Mining College” part.

OMCAt the Town Council meeting on the 28th of January the Conservatives proposed to change it to “The Town Hall” – not even Burntwood Parish Hall or anything but plain old “The Town Hall” – giving the impression there aren’t any others in the country.

Labour objected to this and now it looks like they are backtracking although we would advise you to sign the petition to keep the old name just in case.

Even the daughter of one of the leading Conservative members has publicly objected to it  and must surely have been distraught to see it being proposed!






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