Monday, October 09, 2006

Trebling of care charges "called-in" for rethink...

A record number of county councillors have "called-in" the Executive's decision to treble home care charges for some vulnerable people.

Ten councillors - including myself - put their names to the call-in following protests last week HERE.

The decision by the all-Tory Executive will be scrutinised on Thursday, 26th October.

Despite the Tories having a built-in majority on the scrutiny committee, it will be an opportunity to at least appeal to them to have another look.

It will also be a chance for the portfolio holder responsible for the radical policy to hear the debate.

As posted HERE, Christine Talbot failed to present the policy to the Executive last week as she was at the Conservative Party Conference in Bournemouth.

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