There are some welcome savings, but no mention of trimming generous senior staff travel expenses or the huge cost of maintaining empty commercial property. Not to mention their plans to double the Council's debt to a massive £593million over the next four years.
Overall this is a budget which means my constituency will suffer as victims of Labour’s political games.
From building on our greenbelt to selling off our bus station, this is a Labour Administration which is letting Tynedale and Ponteland down. It only adds insult to injury for them to now also hike council tax by the maximum amount possible.