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Live reports from Worcestershire County Council
1:23pm Thursday 17th January 2013 in News
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This meeting is going to end fairly soon (ish) and go into a private media briefing - thanks to all those who followed— @tomedwardsWN 17 January 2013
A motion is approved saying volunteers who want to take on services will be given examples of "good practise" to try and ensure it works— @tomedwardsWN 17 January 2013
Councillors are now debating a motion outlining concerns over the Act Local scheme— @tomedwardsWN 17 January 2013
A motion is passed criticising Eric Pickles for the lateness and state of this year's cash settlements for town halls— @tomedwardsWN 17 January 2013
Lib Dem group leader Liz Tucker puts forward a motion saying Eric Pickles is "patronising" councils— @tomedwardsWN 17 January 2013
Sue Askin says she is "tired" of councils being targeted for cuts by the Government— @tomedwardsWN 17 January 2013
They are now discussing local government finance— @tomedwardsWN 17 January 2013
Geraghty also says he does not want to undermine £14 million of Government cash heading to Worcestershire for other transport upgrades first— @tomedwardsWN 17 January 2013
Deputy leader Simon Geraghty says he is willing to ask MPs to lobby the Government for ring road cash, but won't be precise on when...mf— @tomedwardsWN 17 January 2013
A motion has been backed saying the council "reconfirms its long term commitment" to the Northern Link Road— @tomedwardsWN 17 January 2013
The council is now debating a motion on lobbying MPs to try and secure cash for a northern link road - as reported in today's @worcesternews— @tomedwardsWN 17 January 2013