27 February 2021
Babergh District Council held a full council meeting on 23rd February to discuss and vote on the Budget for the coming year.
Green Cllr Leigh Jamieson proposed a set of Amendments to the budget, including more funding for Food Banks and the Citizens Advice Bureau, free Electric Vehicle charging points in public car parks, and funding for an additional Tree Officer and Biodiversity Officer, among other common-sense Green ideas.
On the Housing Revenue Account, Cllr Jamieson proposed the acceleration of retrofitting council housing stock by allocation of £2m from reserves.
All proposals were seconded by Cllr Robert Lindsay.
Sadly, the short-sighted Tory-led council voted the proposed Amendments down, despite their supposed acknowledgement of the Climate and Biodiversity Crisis.
If you want to see how your District Councillor voted, the recorded vote is available here.
The video of the meeting is available on YouTube, with Cllr Jamieson making his proposals at 1h22 and 3h02, and Cllr Lindsay giving his supporting speeches at 1hr 50mins and 3hrs 16mins.
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