Walkley Liberal Democrats
Labour at the Town Hall are already beginning to turn their backs on
everything they used to say on council housing.
|Langsett - threated by Labour?|
This is a bitter blow to everyone who voted Labour at the last election.
They promised to protect homes from demolition and keep the Council as
the landlord. They are now tipped to do a U-turn on both. Already they
have changed their mind on demolitions.
They have agreed to go ahead and knock down hundreds of properties. They
have turned their backs on the tenants' "not one brick" campaign
that they used to support.
And they have said that council house management needs to change. They
have refused to rule out changing tenants' landlord - something they
fiercely opposed only last year.
Already, tenants are saying that the Labour administration in the Town
Hall are "hypocrites and turncoats". They are saying that they
feel betrayed and let down by a party that promised anything to get
elected and knew that they couldn't deliver.
South Road Improvements
Thanks to a strong campaign by local people, a South Road improvement
scheme is due to be agreed in September.
|South Road - due for improvements|
Cllr Jonathan Harston, who has fought for better traffic management,
footpath and parking improvements over many years said "I am
delighted that this scheme is to go ahead. I would like to thank
everybody, especially the Walkley Forum and the local Area Panel for their
support and hard work".
Thank you from Vickie
In May Vickie Priestley lost her fight to keep her seat as one of your
local Liberal Democrat councillors. It was a very close contest - Vickie
lost by only 111 votes.
Vickie says "I have enjoyed representing the people in Walkley Ward
during the last two years, and I would like to thank all of them for
their support during that time. I will be continuing to work with
Councillors Jonathan Harston and Diane Leek and the rest of the LibDem
team to benefit all the people of Walkley".
Last year the Liberal Democrat council launched an anti-graffiti
campaign. Private companies were urged to help by keeping their business
|Is there any graffiti in your area?|
The Yorkshire Bank are to be congratulated for responding quickly and
removing unsightly graffiti from their cash machine on Howard Road. Also
the YEB for cleaning up their substation next to the river on Stannington
Contact Grimebusters on 273-4567 or give Focus Editor Vickie Priestly a
call on 234-6837 with any graffiti reports.
Large Council Tax Rise Feared
Fears are growing that next year the Labour City Council will raise
Council Tax by well above the rate of inflation.
Are Labour back to their bad old ways? Labour mismanagement means more
cuts in crucial council services and higher Council Tax Bills. Labour
councillors have admitted that they may have to cut £10m from
council services and increase Council Tax by three times the rate of
inflation to set next years' budget.
The Labour Government has introduced yet more stealth taxation. Next year
the council will have to pay out nearly £3m extra to the government
- and that's £3m that can't be spent on council services. Our
message to the Labour council is: Tell us now. Which vital services are
you going to cut?
Your LibDem Team
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