Poole must make additional savings of £12 million over a three year period from April 2017. The news comes after last month’s local government financial settlement revealed that central government revenue funding for local services in Poole will reduce by the equivalent of £230 a year for every household in Poole. Councillor Janet Walton, Leader of the Council, Borough of Poole, said: “We are committed to delivering the Council’s priorities for Poole despite the extraordinary challenges.”
A big political theme this year will be the national debate leading up to the referendum on British membership of the European Union. The Conservative Party will not try to tell you how to vote. That is of course for you to decide. But the Conservative Party believes you will appreciate the chance to express your opinion on this vital issue. In his January newsletter, Ashley Fox, Member of the European Parliament for South West England and Gibraltar, posted links to two guest articles on the EU referendum.
Hamworthy residents are celebrating the opening of a pedestrian bridge over the railway line that separated the Harbour Reach development from Hamworthy Park. Mayor of Poole Cllr Ann Stribley, who ceremonially opened the bridge, said: “This is a momentous day. We have all waited a long time for this crossing to be built. It is an important link between Poole Town and Hamworthy and I’m sure it will prove very popular with residents.”
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