Milton Keynes Council Cabinet agreed on Tuesday 4 December an extra 500,000 to make our new city greener and cleaner.
Milton Keynes Council is widely recognised as a well-run Council that sets clear priorities. At the Cabinet meeting it was agreed that extra funding for street cleaning and for tackling fly tipping was needed. In addition the Council has found some money to enhance tree maintenance to the new cities millions of trees.
The Council has been forced to make cuts of £150 million since 2010. It has over that time focused spending on Adult and Children’s social care. In addition to protecting these areas the Council is now focusing on a cleaner and greener city.
Council Leader Cllr Pete Marland said ”Milton Keynes is a well-run Council, compared to neighbouring Councils and now we are able to focus more on making the city cleaner and greener. Despite continued Government cuts we are putting £500,000 more into making our lovely new city cleaner and greener.”
Cllr Marland added, “With 22 million trees having been planted here, we are putting extra money into tree maintenance. Many trees are now 40 or 50 years old and we need to ensure they are properly maintained. Many need to be Coppiced and in some areas they need thinning back. Whilst we will continue to plant new trees in new communities as thy are developed”
He concluded, “Overall Milton Keynes faces another tough year of Government cuts. But as Leader of a well-run Council I am pleased we have put extra money into making MK Cleaner and greener.”