The stakes are high. YOU will decide who runs the services that are important to you and your family. In the last 8 years we have frozen council tax 5 times and saved more than £600M of taxpayer’s money.
The people of Essex are being urged to have their say in the potential change in the way Essex Police and Essex County Fire & Rescue Service is governed through a 12 week consultation that starts today (Thursday 16th February) and ends on Wednesday 10th May.
Speaking at today’s meeting where the Council’s budget was approved, Cllr David Finch said that local people were in the best position to know what could make the biggest difference in their area, and both schemes would support the principle.
The new buses are part of a £1.7m investment from First Essex as part of their contract with Essex County Council to run the Park and Ride service. Advantages of the new buses will be free Wi-Fi, temperature-controlled air conditioning and announcements detailing the next stop.