WCC Report – Council tax has increased by 4.99% with 2% ring fenced for Social Care. £2.5 million is being spent to transform services so they are more straightforward and convenient as part of a digital transformation programme.
All Parish Councillors should be aware that comments on social media can (and do!) lead to legal liability. Last year, a businessman won defamation damages against two local Councillors after one made comments about his business dealings on a Facebook site hosted by the other, suggesting he had bought a school site at an improper undervalue from the local authority. The two Councillors had to pay £32,000 costs (plus their own) and £15,000 damages.
A positive, proactive and responsive planning system focused on shaping places is vital for the future growth of our society. Where it works well, it is one of the best tools that we have to deliver the homes and jobs where they are needed, in our villages, towns and cities.
Stratford District Council has prepared a draft Development Requirements Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). It is one of a number of SPDs that accompanies the Core Strategy, and it provides detailed advice and guidance to applicants when submitting planning applications.
Rural Warwickshire is home to 169,000 residents and 37% of our businesses. While economically rural Warwickshire makes up 34% of the county’s total output (3.9 billion), more than double the UK average.
DEFRA LAUNCH 25 YEAR ENVIRONMENT PLANDepartment for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has launched their Green Future document which outlines their 25 Year Plan to improve the environment. It details how the Government will work with communities and businesses to do this.
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