Vale Council defeated in budget vote

The Vale Council has this evening lost a vote to get its budget for 2019-20 through at a full council meeting.

The Conservative-Independent administration had proposed an increase in council tax of 4.9 per cent, but only eighteen councillors voted in favour of the proposal, with 25 against.

Vincent Bailey, Janice Charles, George Carroll and the newly elected councillor for Rhoose, Andrew RT Davies all voted against the proposals.

An Plaid proposed by Plaid Cymru which suggested dipping into the council reserves and setting a 3.5 per cent increase to Council tax was also defeated.

All the parties agreed that the UK and Welsh Governments needed to re-examine the way local government is funded.

It is expected that an extraordinary meeting will take place next week to agree a new budget, which has to be in place by March 11th.

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One thought on “Vale Council defeated in budget vote

  1. The Council could bring in loads more money by fining all of the people who cause an obstruction by parking on pavements, junctions, dropped kerbs, over traffic calming measures, in bus stops, over ‘slow’ and ’20” signs outside the majority of schools in the Vale – but especially Ysgol Sant Curig in Barry. If they did this INSTEAD OF TURNING A BLIND EYE!!! there would be no need for a ‘Councilil Tax rise at all!!!! Do the sums – try it!!! #itsnotrocketscience

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