Subjects: County council issues
Statement on the budget by Leader of Moray Council, Cllr Stewart Cree
Leader of Moray Council, Cllr Stewart Cree, welcomed the passing of the budget by Full Council.He said: "We have been working with senior managers for some months, looking at ways to reduce our costs and balance the books. I am also grateful to the staff in general who have responded with suggestions and proposals that have allowed us to present a range of savings which will bring both long and sh
Moray's council tax rates set
Current Council Tax 2016/17Increase per Scot Govt3% Increase per Moray CouncilNew Council Tax levels 2017/18Band A£756.67-£22.70£779.37Band B£882.78-£26.48£909.26Band C£1,008.89-£30.27£1,039.16Band D£1,135.00-£34.05£1,169.05Band E£1,387.22£104.04£44.74£1.536.00Band F£1,639.44£204.94£55.33£1,899.71Band G£1,891.67£331.04£66.68£2,289.39Band H£2,270.00£510.75£83.42£2,864.17
Free information session for prospective councillor candidates
Free information sessions are being held early next month for anyone considering standing as a councillor. The sessions will help candidates find out more about what the job of a Moray Council involves.
On the Move Towards Zero Waste
There are changes afoot in the world of waste as the Council moves towards a ‘zero waste’ future. While producing zero waste might sound ambitious, saving money while saving the planet is all in a day’s work for the team at the Moycroft Waste Transfer Station (WTS).The Moycroft WTS is the central collection point in Elgin for household rubbish, recycling, and garden waste disposal. Have you ever w
Local tenants move into the first new council homes in Speyside for a generation
Robertson Homes and Moray councillors welcomed new tenant Louise Clark to her wheelchair-friendly home today. Note: selection of pictures large file size available below for download.
New business units nearing completion in Forres
Moray Council is investing more than £850,000 in a Forres business park to meet demand for industrial units.
Council workers have been briefed on the budget proposals due to be debated at a meeting of the Full Council next Wednesday afternoon.
The briefing assures staff that no redundancies or service reductions are anticipated for the year 2016/17, but that the council faces a huge deficit in subsequent years. Agenda papers for the meeting are due to be published on Friday. These will contain greater detail of where any savings are to be made.
Council leader seeks clarification of 'premature' comments by John Swinney
Following yesterday’s announcement of a proposed 18% Council Tax increase by the ruling coalition on Moray Council, its leader Cllr Stewart Cree is seeking clarification from Finance Secretary John Swinney.
Western Link Road design changes published
Detail of the design changes presented to objectors earlier are now published on the council's website
Top award for Moray's on-demand bus service
The Campbell Christie Public Service Reform award given to Moray Council's Dial M for Moray team this week. The Moray service was selected from 170 submissions across all public sector organisations in Scotland.
Policy on sustainable schools to go before councillors
Councillors are to be asked to approve a draft policy for the future of sustainable schools in Moray.