Brighton council leader to be grilled on budget

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A council leader is to be grilled on how a town hall budget of more than £700 million will be spent.

Brighton and Hove City Council is currently consulting on its plans for the 2013/14 financial year.

Ahead of a decision being taken by all 54 councillors in February, the local authority is asking locals to have their say on how to balance the books.

Tomorrow between 1pm and 1.30pm, council leader Jason Kitcat will be answering questions from the public about the budget.

Tim Ridgway, The Argus’ local government reporter, will be asking the questions.

Have you got a question to ask? Leave it as a comment below, email opendoor@brighton-hove.gov.uk or ask via twitter using the hashtag # BHOpenDoor.

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5:24pm Sun 13 Jan 13

george smith says...

Why do you waste so much money on vanity projects such as filling our parks at great expense with sheep. When we have some of the most expensive home helps for the most vulnerable elderly in the city?
Why do you waste so much money on vanity projects such as filling our parks at great expense with sheep. When we have some of the most expensive home helps for the most vulnerable elderly in the city? george smith
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5:31pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Roundbill says...

This headline implies that the council were going to barbecue Kitcat, and it wasn't going to cost more than originally anticipated.
I'm greatly disappointed - I was intending to bring some sweet chilli sauce.
This headline implies that the council were going to barbecue Kitcat, and it wasn't going to cost more than originally anticipated. I'm greatly disappointed - I was intending to bring some sweet chilli sauce. Roundbill
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5:45pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Eugenius says...

I was in St Ann's Well yesterday and you couldn't move for blinkin' blinged-up sheep. Apparently in this town it's one rule for hard working families and another rule for sheep. Kiddies' playground was virtually inaccessible, wool everywhere. Sort it out Kitcat.
I was in St Ann's Well yesterday and you couldn't move for blinkin' blinged-up sheep. Apparently in this town it's one rule for hard working families and another rule for sheep. Kiddies' playground was virtually inaccessible, wool everywhere. Sort it out Kitcat. Eugenius
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5:49pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Fight_Back says...

Grilled Kitkat would be lovely - grilled Kitcat on the other hand is likely to end with lots of hot air and attacks on other political parties from the bearded moron. I'd bet my mortgage he mentions "Government cuts" !
Grilled Kitkat would be lovely - grilled Kitcat on the other hand is likely to end with lots of hot air and attacks on other political parties from the bearded moron. I'd bet my mortgage he mentions "Government cuts" ! Fight_Back
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6:04pm Sun 13 Jan 13

funkyyoyo says...

Fight_Back wrote:
Grilled Kitkat would be lovely - grilled Kitcat on the other hand is likely to end with lots of hot air and attacks on other political parties from the bearded moron. I'd bet my mortgage he mentions "Government cuts" !
ill pay your mortgage off if he mentions ' the illegally painted and unenforceable' parking bays throughout brighton and hove
[quote][p][bold]Fight_Back[/bold] wrote: Grilled Kitkat would be lovely - grilled Kitcat on the other hand is likely to end with lots of hot air and attacks on other political parties from the bearded moron. I'd bet my mortgage he mentions "Government cuts" ![/p][/quote]ill pay your mortgage off if he mentions ' the illegally painted and unenforceable' parking bays throughout brighton and hove funkyyoyo
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6:46pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Roundbill says...

Oh Funky Yoyo, I've missed you and your hobby, ya big loon! Did you have fun at the Noddy memorabilia convention?
Oh Funky Yoyo, I've missed you and your hobby, ya big loon! Did you have fun at the Noddy memorabilia convention? Roundbill
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7:30pm Sun 13 Jan 13

ruberducker says...

why are you spending money on the travellers.
why are you spending money on the travellers. ruberducker
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8:07pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Algeria Touchshriek says...

I have no doubt that if the snot Greens were to be properly audited, then most of them would be in prison.

How much to changed letter heading that are no gender specific?

How much to fight the just cause to stop Halfords selling "girls" bikes?

How much to fund left wing Marxist causes like "smash EDO", "Free Palestine" or whatever pap they believe.

How much to fund Caroline Lucas's second and THIRD home?

The mind boggles, it really does.
I have no doubt that if the snot Greens were to be properly audited, then most of them would be in prison. How much to changed letter heading that are no gender specific? How much to fight the just cause to stop Halfords selling "girls" bikes? How much to fund left wing Marxist causes like "smash EDO", "Free Palestine" or whatever pap they believe. How much to fund Caroline Lucas's second and THIRD home? The mind boggles, it really does. Algeria Touchshriek
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8:12pm Sun 13 Jan 13

Maxwell's Ghost says...

Most people in the city probably wouldn't have confidence in Cllr Kitkat remembering to feed their cat while on holiday let alone lead a multi-million pound budget.
I would rather take a chance with Martin Lewis money man than Mr Kitkat who should go and work for a nice charity or something less taxing.
Most people in the city probably wouldn't have confidence in Cllr Kitkat remembering to feed their cat while on holiday let alone lead a multi-million pound budget. I would rather take a chance with Martin Lewis money man than Mr Kitkat who should go and work for a nice charity or something less taxing. Maxwell's Ghost
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11:11pm Sun 13 Jan 13

sedwardsESQ says...

£700 million, you seriously expecting the kitkat greenness to spend that wisely, watch this space you can guarantee the first quarter will be spent on rubbish and things the city don't need as is, the second quarter will be spent on more rubbish the city could do well without and at future costs and by time we get to third quarter which will have slipped into the last quarter on even more junk and rubbish that even the greenness wont want or need!
£700 million, you seriously expecting the kitkat greenness to spend that wisely, watch this space you can guarantee the first quarter will be spent on rubbish and things the city don't need as is, the second quarter will be spent on more rubbish the city could do well without and at future costs and by time we get to third quarter which will have slipped into the last quarter on even more junk and rubbish that even the greenness wont want or need! sedwardsESQ
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11:39pm Sun 13 Jan 13

NickBrt says...

i've heard of deep fried mars bars, but now grilled KitKat just about takes the biscuit.
i've heard of deep fried mars bars, but now grilled KitKat just about takes the biscuit. NickBrt
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8:58am Mon 14 Jan 13

Morpheus says...

Ask him why the parking in my cup-de-sac is so bad that council vehicles sometimes cannot get into the road to collect refuse and recycling. This also means that emergency vehicles would also be prevented from attending calls. The council says they have no money to do anything about it. Does he want a death on his hands?
Ask him why the parking in my cup-de-sac is so bad that council vehicles sometimes cannot get into the road to collect refuse and recycling. This also means that emergency vehicles would also be prevented from attending calls. The council says they have no money to do anything about it. Does he want a death on his hands? Morpheus
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10:04am Mon 14 Jan 13

funkyyoyo says...

Roundbill wrote:
Oh Funky Yoyo, I've missed you and your hobby, ya big loon! Did you have fun at the Noddy memorabilia convention?
whats loony about expecting the council to comply with current law/legislation!. as for the noddy collection there are an abundance of shops in town selling second hand dvds of noddy, enjoy the dvds!!!
[quote][p][bold]Roundbill[/bold] wrote: Oh Funky Yoyo, I've missed you and your hobby, ya big loon! Did you have fun at the Noddy memorabilia convention?[/p][/quote]whats loony about expecting the council to comply with current law/legislation!. as for the noddy collection there are an abundance of shops in town selling second hand dvds of noddy, enjoy the dvds!!! funkyyoyo
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8:56am Tue 15 Jan 13

Dealing with idiots says...

Grilled? He should just be boiled in oil and then therewould be no flavour.
Grilled? He should just be boiled in oil and then therewould be no flavour. Dealing with idiots
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