Independent backs petition to save Netherstowe green space

I have signed a petition on Change.org to save a valuable green space in the Netherstowe area. Several old horse chestnut trees are under threat of damage or removal if houses are to be built on this site. There is also a danger that the increased traffic generated could worsen congestion in the area aroundContinue reading “Independent backs petition to save Netherstowe green space”

Independent exposes council budget time bomb

Councillor Rob Strachan, Lichfield District Council’s cabinet member for finance, has admitted that the financial impact of the coronavirus on the budget is ‘unquantifiable’ though has acknowledged that ‘the financial impact we forecast could be between £1.2 million and £4.5 million’. It is becoming increasingly obvious that the council hasn’t the first idea of howContinue reading “Independent exposes council budget time bomb”

Lichfield District Council economic record faces independent criticism

The keystone of accountable local government is the responsible management of taxpayer’s money. Lichfield District Council, controlled by the Conservatives, are meeting today to discuss the local economic impact of the coronavirus. Cabinet member for finance, Councillor Strachan, has expressed that there is a need ‘to ensure that public money is spent wisely in itsContinue reading “Lichfield District Council economic record faces independent criticism”