Archive for the ‘Money’ Category

Full Council Budget

by CllrZoeFranklin on 18 February, 2013

On Valentine’s Day evening (yes, we councillors clearly need to get out more!) Guildford Borough Council met to discuss and approve the budget for 2012-13. The two key points on the agenda for me were the overall budget and the proposed 1.9% council tax increase. During budget discussions I took the opportunity to speak and […]

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Stoke Community Lunch

by CllrZoeFranklin on 22 January, 2013

Last week I attended the regular community lunch held at St Peter’s Church (opposite Bellfields’ Green). The topic for discussion was a continuation of the theme that we’ve had for the last few sessions – the impact of the economic downturn. It sounds a bit distant when I say it like that been it has […]

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Funding success for local Scout group

by CllrZoeFranklin on 10 December, 2012

I was delighted to be told last week that our local Scout Group, the 2nd’s, bid for a grant of £23,400 from the Surrey County Council Community Improvement Fund by 2nd Guildford Scouts has been approved! I know from speaking to the groups leaders that they have put in hours and hours of work writing […]

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Food for thought

by CllrZoeFranklin on 31 January, 2012

On this ocassion the topic was the challenges facing low income working families, led by Jo Tester from Guildford Action.

The session was excellent with Jo talking us through a financial casestudy of a family of four where one adult is working for the minimum wage and the other is staying home to look after young children. I will be honest – it was a real eye-opener as it showed that paying for just the essentials the family would be short of over £150 every month.

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