Senior Conservative Councillors have outlined their alternative budget for Coventry at a meeting of the City Council and have pledged to freeze Council Tax.
The Deputy Leader of Coventry Conservatives, Councillor Allan Andrews, has welcomed the news that the Prime Minister David Cameron has committed to keeping the £150m a year Primary PE and Sport Premium until 2020. This means that between 2014 and 2020 primary schools in Coventry will receive around £5,006,304. This is part of the Government’s long-term economic plan, will secure the Olympic and Paralympic legacy, and will help to deliver the best schools for young people.
The Leader of Coventry Conservatives, Cllr John Blundell, has welcomed the news that pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds in Coventry have been allocated approximately £17 million for 2014/15 to help them achieve their full potential. This is good news for pupils and good news for their families.
Leading Conservative Councillors have welcomed figures that show a fall in unemployment across Coventry since 2010.
Conservative Councillor Allan Andrews, the Deputy Leader of Coventry Conservatives, has welcomed new figures that show the Government’s Start-Up Loans Scheme has helped 46 entrepreneurs in Coventry set up their own business. Across the country 10,000 Start-Up Loans have now been awarded, worth a total of £50million.
The Leader of the Conservative Group on Coventry City Council, Cllr John Blundell, has issued a statement in relation to the Ricoh Arena and Coventry City Football Club.
Earlsdon Ward Councillor, Allan Andrews, the Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group, is reassuring residents everything possible is being done to move on two groups of travellers who are illegally camped in the area.
Like everybody else we were horrified to read the Serious Case Review (SCR) and the tragic circumstances leading to the death of Daniel. No doubt, as evidenced in the report, there has been catastrophic failure of all agencies involved and all the agencies must accept their share of responsibility and accountability.
Earlsdon Ward Councillor Allan Andrews, the Deputy Leader of the Conservative Group, has welcomed a commitment from the Council to review its existing policy relating to disabled parking bays.
Councillor Hazel Noonan, the Health Spokesperson for Coventry Conservatives, has welcomed the announcement of new funding to help University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust be ready for any additional demand on services that might occur this winter.