The Conservative party has gained two Buckhurst Hill wards from the Liberal Democrats in the council elections. It follows an incredible year for the Conservative led local authority. Last year the local District council managed to find £1.3 m of savings without the dramas of other councils in this austerity crisis.
£850k of that came from being the 8th best recycling record in the entire country and some savings came from clever negotiations.
But next year the District faces some massive challenges. At every turn the Council need to show that we have the local leadership and will fight for local people. That means getting even better value for money.
Newly elected Buckhurst Hill East Councilor, Neville Wright, said: ‘People living here know it’s a good place and want to live here, but there are some services, like transport and roads, which residents need improved. We will always put people first.’