Liberal Democrats launch plan to make Watford a ‘greener, safer and even more caring community’

Peter Taylor, the current Mayor of Watford, has launched his manifesto in anticipation of the upcoming local and mayoral elections in Watford.

The manifesto, titled ‘Standing Up For Watford’, sets out the Liberal Democrat plans for Watford over the next four years, including key pledges to:

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Watford comes together to support Ukraine

Last night, before a meeting of Watford Council, local people gathered on the steps of the Town Hall in a show of solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

Speeches were delivered by Mayor Peter Taylor and the Council’s chairman before raising the Ukraine Flag outside Watford’s Town Hall.

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Liberal Democrat Mayor of Watford commits to not raise council tax above inflation

Watford Council is increasing council tax by just 1.5% for the upcoming financial year, the equivalent of an additional 8p per week for those in a Band D property.

This is the second year running where Watford’s council tax increase is the lowest of all Hertfordshire’s boroughs and districts. The increase is significantly lower than inflation which currently sits around 5%.

Hertfordshire’s Conservative-run County Council and Police and Crime Commissioner council tax increases are both significantly more than the Watford, at 3.99% and 4.96% respectively.

Liberal Democrat Mayor of Watford, Peter Taylor, has committed to keeping council tax increases over the next 4 years below inflation, if re-elected in May’s mayoral election.

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