Hillingdon Labour put forward ambitious amendment to Council budget

Scrapping council tax for young people leaving care, introducing a landlord licensing scheme, and funding four more police officers are just three of the proposals set out in Hillingdon Labour’s amendment to the Council budget that will be voted on tonight.

As the majority party on the Council, the Hillingdon Conservatives have put forward a budget that will be voted upon by 65 Councillors tonight – but the Labour Group have put forward an amendment to include a range of new proposals which they say will make Hillingdon a ‘safer and fairer place to live’.

Proposing the Labour group amendment will be Councillor Jazz Dhillon, who said before the meeting:

“We as a group have identified a range of initiatives that the Council could take to improve the quality of life for people here in Hillingdon, many of which are cost neutral but would provide benefits to local residents and the environment.

“From mental health preventative officers, to setting up a poverty forum – we are putting the needs of the most vulnerable people at the heart of what we do as Councillors.

“Our amendment is ambitious – but it is cost effective and could deliver the support that is desperately needed here in Hillingdon.”

The meeting will start at 7:30pm at the Uxbridge Civic Centre.

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