Cash for Essex highways schemes, public health, youth and environment turned down

February 14, 2019 10:43 AM

solar panel, green energy, rooftop solarAt the Essex County Council budget meeting, Liberal Democrats identified spare cash stashed away in the council's accounts and proposed the following projects for spending.

  • £4 million extra for minor highways schemes across Essex
  • £2.5 million for Public Health, to help reduce youth suicides, tackle smoking related illnesses and improve mental health
  • £350,000 for the Youth Service, to help young carers, lunch clubs and outreach work
  • £250,000 to help 16-18-year olds from low income families to get to college
  • £250,000 to help reduce fly tipping
  • £12,500 to enable street lights to be left on if recommended by local police
  • £22,000 to develop a plan for solar panels on County Council property

They were rejected by the Conservative majority.