Your Labour Candidates - St Andrews, Burgess Hill
Town Council Candidate
I am standing for the Town Council because I believe the future of our town should be one which provides opportunity for a good life for people of all ages. We must stand up for the interests of local people in a responsible way against exploitation of the town by developers and big business.
Following service in the Coldstream Guards I had a career working as a Housing Manager in local authorities. My wife and I moved to Burgess Hill 14 years ago and enjoy living here with its good facilities, access to countryside, proximity to Gatwick and excellent rail services (when they run properly). Any future growth of Burgess Hill must be a genuine partnership between the interests of residents and business, with the council ensuring our town of over 30,000 people has an influential voice in decisions that are made.
Town and District Council Candidate
I have lived in Burgess Hill for over 50 years and during that time I have been involved in the community and want to see the people of this town get a fairer deal.
I am a Life Member of Burgess Hill Rugby Football Club having both played for the Club and been a former captain. I have a particular interest in youth services and will work to get a better deal for youth out of the Council. I know and understand how things work politically having held office as both Town Councillor and County Councillor. We must not allow Burgess Hill to become the second-rate town of Mid Sussex. I will continue my record of speaking up for Burgess Hill and for St Andrews and pursue policies that will improve your life.
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Your Labour team’s pledges to you
We have a record of working for St Andrews and will always put your interests above all else on the District and Town councils.
We will see that St Andrews gets the promised rewards for accepting hundreds of new homes: community facilities, local shops, doctor’s surgery, country park, traffic management schemes, etc.
We will press for local decision-making. Our growing town of 35,000 people should not be governed by a handful of District Council cabinet members in Haywards Heath.
We will press for better public services – road sweeping, grass cutting, maintaining public areas, etc.
We will campaign for a good and improved bus service and fight against any reduction in services.
We will work constructively with other councillors, considering issues on their merits alone.
We will always be available – listening to your concerns and pressing for action to resolve difficulties.
On the ENVIRONMENT we will:
- Support the completion of the Green Belt with the inclusion of fitness trails, and work to maintain, advertise and improve footpaths and cycle links.
- Work to protect and improve new and existing green spaces to the benefit of people's health and well-being and seek community engagement and support, using funding generated from new developments and other sources.
- Press our County councillors to support the motion due to be debated by West Sussex Council declaring a climate emergency and press the District and Town councils to pass a similar motion, making climate change considerations an integral part of decision-making.
In PLANNING AND BUILDING we will:
- Bring back Local Planning Committees, ensuring that all decisions are taken at the local level with community input.
- Demand that ALL developments have an enforceable quota of 40% affordable housing, are in full compliance with District and Neighbourhood Plans and incorporate traffic management schemes to ease the congestion on our roads.
- Require developers to contribute to roads, schools, medical facilities, community buildings, parks, sports facilities and open spaces in all developments, with open and transparent accounting for their contributions. This must occur as an integral part of the development and not as an afterthought.
- Expect high building standards that include renewable energy, electric car points and adequate car parking facilities.
A vote for Labour is a vote to:
- Stand up to speculative developers
- Demand high building standards that include renewable energy
- Create more affordable housing
- Be more transparent about how council decisions are made
- Bring back truly representative local planning committees
- Put the environment and green space above profit
- Balance the needs of business with the interests of the community
If you do have anything you wish to discuss with us then please do not hesitate to contact Tony on 01444 246170 or David on 01444 247797.
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