Cllr Peter Taylor, Liberal Democrat Mayoral Candidate, has pledged to keep council tax down if he was elected the next Mayor of Watford.
Liberal Democrat Mayoral Candidate Peter Taylor said, ‘It’s no secret that every council in the country is having their budget slashed by the Conservative government at the moment and Watford is no exception to that.
‘However, thanks to our careful planning over a number of years, I am delighted that I can pledge that any future rises in council tax will be below inflation. That means that we can provide good parks, clean streets and free events across the town and make sure that residents get good value for money. We must avoid the painful cuts we are seeing in other parts of the country. A Liberal Democrat run council will prioritise providing excellent services for everyone and keeping council tax under control.'
Dorothy Thornhill, Liberal Democrat Elected Mayor of Watford said, ‘When I was elected Mayor sixteen years ago, I inherited a Labour run council that was in such a bad financial state that council tax was sky high and the accounts was so poor that they hadn’t been signed off for years. I’ve worked my socks off to get to the council to the position where we’re in now where we’ve kept council tax low and delivered great services.
‘What’s worrying is that we now have a Labour candidate who was in a senior position in that failing council. He’s already making pledges about bringing services in house that could cost the council tens of millions without saying where the money would come from. Only the Lib Dems have proved that year after year they will keep council tax rises low and manage your money well.'