Leicestershire County Council is responsible for highways issues locally. For the past two decades the Conservatives have controlled the County Council. Over these 20 years Council Tax bills have soared yet roads maintenance budgets have been slashed. The result is many local roads are congested and our pavements and road surfaces are crumbling.
There's been an angry reaction locally to the announcement from the government that hard-working NHS staff will only get a 1% pay rise this year.
Reacting Leicestershire Lib Dem Councillor Micha el Mullaney said "Our NHS staff have gone above and beyond during this Covid-19 pandemic. For the government to offer them a 1% pay rise, which with inflation is effectively a pay cut in real terms is abysmal.
Whilst 45 parts of England are celebrating getting support from the government's new Towns Fund, there's been an angry response to the news that Leicestershire is again missing out on support.
No town in Leicestershire will benefit from the £1billion fund announced by the Conservative Chancellor in the recent budget to help support towns recover post the Covid-19 pandemic. Leicestershire Lib Dem Finance spokesman Councillor Michael Mullaney said "This is a bitter disappointment for Leicestershire. Many of our towns would have welcomed being part of this fund to help them recover post Covid-19.
A local Councillor has taken on a role supporting Cancer Research UK as Councillor Care Champion. Hinckley Councillor Michael Mullaney has taken on the role of Councillor Care Champion in Leicestershire, The role involves promoting and supporting the work of Cancer Research UK.
Michael Mullaney said "Every family in the country my own included has been affected by cancer. Cancer Research UK do great work in supporting people with cancer and their families and for working towards a cure for all cancers. Half of all people here in Leicestershire and across the country will sadly develop cancer in their lifetime, it's essential we do all we can to reduce that number and increase cancer survival rates.
Residents in Hinckley and Bosworth are to be hit with rising Council Tax bills this year as local councils are having to balance their budgets and maintain vital services due to swingeing Government cuts.
We have seen £billions handed out to Tory cronies in contracts during the Covid crisis . Money wasted on next to useless PPE and a test and trace app that has been proven not to work properly. Conservatives can waste money on contract for their mates but not properly fund essential council services that many residents rely on
Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council last night backed a campaign calling for the government to raise the Carers Allowance for hard-working local carers.
The motion proposed by Hinckley Lib Dem Councillor Michael Mullaney, called on the government to raise the Carers Allowance by £20 a week. Michael Mullaney said "Carers do an amazing job, however during the Covid19 pandemic they have had to provide care under even more challenging conditions. With it being nearly a year now since the first lockdown began, many carers have been providing help without a break during this time and many are both physically and mentally exhausted.
The Hinckley and Bosworth Liberal Democrat Council group have tabled a motion which calls for better support for carers across Hinckley and Bosworth, including increasing the Carers allowance by £20.
Liberal Democrats tabled the motion for the forthcoming Borough council meeting on Tuesday 23rd February calling for more financial support for the over 1,000 full time carers throughout Hinckley and Bosworth.
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