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Council facing 'tough challenges'
Councillor Barbara Janke (pic courtesy Bristol City Council)
Councillor Janke wants Bristol to become a major European city
A city council leader has spoken of the challenges facing her administration throughout 2006.

In her New Year message, councillor Barbara Janke, the Liberal Democrat leader of Bristol City Council, said it faced "tough choices".

She said: "We have a clear agenda to deliver the ambitions of Bristol as a major European city and capital of the South West region.

"This includes providing the quality of services and facilities needed."

She went on: "2006 will present us with significant challenges and tough choices.

"The budget will not be an easy one to set and we have to ensure real, long-lasting change and improvement in the way we deliver housing; social care; cultural and leisure services; transport and traffic management.

"Some of the changes we have to make will not be universally popular or easy to implement. However, we believe that the majority of the people of Bristol will share our determination to start the massive task of transforming the city council's service delivery and rebuilding its reputation."




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