Cardiff Council approves Labour budget

February 28, 2013 6 Comments »

Cardiff Council’s full meeting at City Hall this afternoon will see councillors debate and vote on the local authority’s budget for 2013/2014.

The draft proposals, announced by finance chief Russell Goodway last month, set out cuts worth £22 million over the next financial year, with the axe falling on many services including libraries, the arts, leisure centres, and charities.

Over the last month, a number of high-profile campaigns have been launched in an effort to save services including Cardiff Riding School, Splott Pool, and Flat Holm Island, and any changes to the draft budget will be revealed at the meeting this afternoon.

The Labour administration has also pledged to freeze council tax for 2013/2014, in an effort to help families struggling to cope in the current economic climate.

Follow the debate live from City Hall in our live blog below. You can also follow our reporters @PeterJohnLaw and @AlisonSanders01 on Twitter, or using the #cdfcouncil hashtag.

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6 Comments

  1. Coward February 28, 2013 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    I was going to watch live webcast of budget meeting. Seems strangely convienent there was a technical problem!

    • Claire ward February 28, 2013 at 10:27 pm - Reply

      Strange that the live webcast from budget meeting in Cardiff had a technical problem so couldn't go out!

  2. Ms Ivory March 1, 2013 at 8:26 am - Reply

    I want an assurance by Cardiff Council that the reason the web cast was not broadcast was indeed technical!

  3. trelai7 March 1, 2013 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    so it hasn't approved the budget then

  4. @greengranma March 1, 2013 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Another video at demo out side Cardiff city Hall when protesters corralled into a small place with huge area fenced off by a private security firm hired to 'protect' Cardiff Councillors cars parked for free. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRuQxoTrOXU&l

  5. @greengranma March 1, 2013 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    The video recording of the meeting is still not up. http://www.cardiff.public-i.tv/core/
    It is disgraceful that the massive Prosiect Gwyrdd/incinerator was on the agenda for the first time since 2009 and rushed through on budget day

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