New Cabinet Member commits to keep “tight control of public purse”

The new Cabinet Member for Finance and Performance for Richmond Council is giving a public commitment that he will use his past financial experience to keep tight control of public money over the next four years.

Cllr Robin Brown, maybe the new councillor for Hampton Wick ward, however as a qualified accountant, he has experience of running the finances at a number of international businesses, including United Biscuits where he was the Chief Financial Officer.

Following his appointment, Cllr Brown said:

“We have set out some very ambitious plans for the borough over the next four years. For example, we have committed to finding a way to support our aging population as it continues to grow, make our borough accessible for everyone, ensure we have new homes for local people, improve our local schools and protect our beautiful green borough.

“All of these things have a price tag. Government funding for local councils continues to dwindle and our challenge will be to balance our ambition within the resources we have available. This will mean taking some difficult decisions.

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