The Lib Dem Budget for a Cleaner, Greener, Safer Hull

Today (23rd February 2023) the Hull Liberal Democrats will be moving their first Council Budget since winning control of the Council in May. The Liberal Democrat plans include:

Spring Cleaning

A new £1m Spring Clean programme, to deliver a thorough clean-up of local neighbourhoods.

High Street Support Fund

A new £1.5m High Streets Support Fund, to support shoppers and traders make their neighbourhood high street a cleaner, better, safer place.

Crime Prevention Funding

Doubling our Crime Prevention Fund to £500,000. That’s cash in the bank to help communities fight crime in their local area.

Pocket Parks

£100,000 to create new parks and green spaces where people want them, in the heart of local neighbourhoods.

What Labour said?

Yesterday Labour released their alternative budget. Labour say they would cut the £1million pound spring clean funding, and make a further £1.4million in cuts to Council services. The Labour budget would also see the housing revenue account potentially go bankrupt in the near future and has been flagged as a significant risk to the Councils finances.

Commenting Liberal Democrat Leader Cllr Mike Ross said:

“Today Labour voted down the Liberal Democrats plans to make Hull a cleaner place to live. 

“Labour’s plans would take the city’s finances to the brink, would let residents down and make savage cuts to council services. Meanwhile the Government have sold out Hull. 

“The choice is clear, investment into communities and to tackle the issues people care about with the Liberal Democrats or Labour bosses who will let the city down.”