At Aberdeen City Council’s budget-setting meeting on 5th March, the Conservative, Labour and Independent councillors who control the city council slashed over half a million pounds from road and pavement repairs and maintenance budgets.
In contrast, the budget proposed by the Liberal Democrats would not have made any cuts to road and pavement repair and maintenance budgets. In addition, the Liberal Democrats proposed adding an extra £1 million to the capital budget for road and pavement resurfacing.
Aberdeen’s roads and pavements are crumbling. For Conservative and Labour councillors to decide to cut over half a million pounds from the road and pavement repair and maintenance budgets is shameful.