Council leaderís Yuletide blog
Reporter: RICHARD HOOTON
Date online: 19 December 2012
McMahon video explains budget
OLDHAM Council leader Jim McMahon has taken to video in an attempt to explain the authority’s budget decisions.
The Labour leader has posted the recording on the council website — www.oldham.gov.uk — to explain the financial decisions being considered for the next two years.
The video sees him outline the advantages of setting a two-year budget for 2013-15.
Councillor McMahon confirms the difficulties in finding £31 million of savings and what it means for council services.
He said: “This budget is a big deal for Oldham.
“The budget is a decision of the full council, but as leader it’s important that people can hear this information in a personal message.
“Oldham Council is committed to being as open, transparent and accessible as possible.
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