Category Archive: City Independents

Nov 29 2016

Struggling Stoke-on-Trent residents to be clobbered with 3% council tax rise

The City Independent, Conservative and UKIP coalition are proposing to hit struggling Stoke-on-Trent residents with a 3% council tax hike – whilst slashing council services by £61m and nearly three hundred jobs loses. City Independent council leader Dave Conway told PotteriesEYE that he was trying to keep the jobs loses as low as possible. “I …

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Nov 29 2016

Stoke-on-Trent City Council budget proposals released at 5pm today!

Will council tax rise or be frozen? More cuts to services or has austerity come to an end? Will staff be safe in their jobs? Find out at 5pm as Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s City Independent, Conservative and UKIP coalition release their budget proposals for 2017.  

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Feb 01 2016

Stoke-on-Trent City Council leaders propose £1/2 billion regeneration boost

Stoke-on-Trent City Council are set to splash just under £1/2 billion in a bid to boost the city’s fortunes over the next five years. Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s cabinet will consider investment proposals totalling £473.5m under its five-year capital programme till 2021. Cabinet members will also look to plough major investment into its housing capital programme to …

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Jan 12 2016

Council to use empty building as night shelter over winter as homeless numbers increase

Stoke-on-Trent City Council , for the first time, looks set convert one of its unused buildings into a temporary shelter for the homeless over winter. Coalition councillors will discuss using the Regent Centre in Hanley as a night shelter for two months – February and March – costing around £150,000. The news comes after a number …

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Jan 05 2016

Going, going…..GONE! – Stoke-on-Trent City Council to pilot eBay auction sell-off

Stoke-on-Trent councillors have agreed a two-year pilot scheme to sell surplus equipment on eBay as part of plans to raise money and reduce cuts to city council services. The authorities coalition cabinet led by Cllr Dave Conway have now set up a working party to oversee and agree the operational details of the council eBay …

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Dec 15 2015

Stoke-on-Trent City Council Budget 2016 – council tax frozen and rents to be cut

Stoke-on-Trent residents will face no council tax increase and council house tenants will have their rent cut, with more investment in housing, education and communities, under budget proposals for 2016/17, revealed today. The City Council’s coalition administration has made the pledge, and will use £15.5m of council reserves to help make a total of £27.2m of …

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Sep 23 2015

Coalition distance themselves from councillor at centre of migrants ‘joke’ row

The councillor at the centre of a migrants twitter “joke” row is to be thrown off committees and is out of the coalition the leader of Stoke-on-Trent City Council has confirmed. Richard Broughan resigned from UKIP on Monday after being suspended by the party last month. Now council leader Dave Conway told PotteriesEYE that Cllr Broughan’s …

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Sep 16 2015

Stoke-on-Trent Labour councillor Alan Dutton defects to City Independents

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STOKE-ON-TRENT Labour councillor Alan Dutton joins the City Independents at the city council says “I don’t want to see Mohammed Pervez be leader of council ever again.”

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Sep 04 2015

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: My first 100 days as leader at Stoke-on-Trent City Council – Dave Conway Interview

POTTERIESEYE EXCLUSIVE City Independent and Stoke-on-Trent council leader Dave Conway has been in the top job since 28 May 2015, when he replaced his predecessor, Labour’s Mohammed Pervez, at the council’s AGM. To mark the occasion PotteriesEYE managed to squeeze into his tight schedule to find out what 100 days as council leader feels like. In a …

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Sep 01 2015

Stoke-on-Trent City Council department set for £4.5 million overspend

Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s so called “People’s” directorate is set to be just over £4.6 million overspent by the end of the financial year councillors will be told next week.

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