Tories back Gomersal Red House campaign

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Kirklees Tories have pledged to save the under-threat Red House Museum in their budget proposals.

The group met on Monday to thrash out its main proposals and priorities which it hopes to secure in the council budget.

Deputy leader Coun David Hall (Liv/Gom) said: “Amongst the initiatives we have put forward are proposals to save Red House Museum which the council wanted to close, and we have developed a plan to retain glass collections in the borough, which again the council wanted to stop.

“In addition we have strongly voiced our opposition to the closure of any Libraries and Children’s Centres, and stated that we are against charging for the collection of bulky waste.

“We have stipulated from the start that we expect the council to accept the Conservative Government’s offer of a council tax freeze. To set a budget higher than this level would be a betrayal of all residents who are suffering from high household bills. We are also committed to keeping future council tax increases at a low level and are resolute that to ensure efficiency the council must commit to value for money testing for all council services.”

The ruling Labour Cabinet meets this afternoon (Tuesday February 7) at 4pm to discuss its budget proposals.

Keep visiting this website for further details, and see the full story in Friday’s Spenborough Guardian.