St Andrews Ward needs experienced councillors to work for local residents
Town Council Candidate
David was your St Andrews Town Councillor from 2012 to 2015 during which time he worked hard pressing for improvements to St Andrews Ward such as getting Chichester Way resurfaced, campaigning for the removal of the coach at the junction of The Nursery and Cants Lane, getting a litter bin provided at The Hallands and the green in Manor Road tidied up, and was pressing for the garages in Manor Road to be sorted out.
Town and District Council Candidate
Tony represented St Andrews on Burgess Hill Town Council from 1985 to 2015 during which time he was twice Chair of Council. He was instrumental in the setting up of the Help Point and was heavily involved in the work to set up a Burgess Hill Strategic Plan. Tony has been involved in Burgess Hill politics since 1980 and knows how local councils operate.
St Andrews Ward needs the experience of David Andrews and Tony Balsdon in 2019 so that your voice can be heard once again.
Burgess Hill, a town of 35,000 people, has been run by a small Cabinet Team at Mid Sussex District Council, none of whom directly represent Burgess Hill, for too long.
The Conservative-run Burgess Hill Town Council have not challenged the Conservative-run District Council—because many of the Councillors have been running both councils.
In this election there is the opportunity to start to put that right.
David Andrews and Tony Balsdon would:
- Challenge the decision-making process with positive, constructive, suggestions
- Press for decisions affecting Burgess Hill to involve local councillors
- Challenge the way that the redevelopment of the town centre is proceeding. The ghost area of empty shops around the library is a disgrace and the developers have been allowed to get away with not providing a replacement community hall or any affordable homes by the Conservative-run Mid Sussex District Council.
- Fight for a permanent, adequate, library to replace the current facility, which seems to have disappeared from New River Developments’ plans for the town.
David Andrews and Tony Balsdon would like to hear from you
If you have any comments on the items in this leaflet, good or bad, or to arrange an appointment for a residents’ surgery with our local campaigners at a time convenient to you.
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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David Andrews says, “When I was Town Councillor for this ward between 2012 and 2015:
- Plans were in place for an architect to consider ways to improve Worlds End with modern pavements, improvements to the street scene, flower baskets etc.
- I liaised with the housing association to try to find a solution to the problem of the derelict garages in Manor Road
- Improvements to the roads, particularly Cants Lane and Junction Road, were promised
- I was assured that a new bridge would replace the wobbly bridge between Junction Road and St. Wilfrids Road.
That nothing has happened in the last four years is shameful.”
Tony Balsdon says, ”My immediate concerns for St Andrews Ward are:
- Ensuring delivery of promises made by developers and the Conservative-run Mid Sussex District Council
- Parking at and access to Wivelsfield Station
- • Traffic management and improving road surfaces in Cants Lane and Junction Road
- The future of St Wilfrids Bridge
- • Protecting and improving local bus services
- Delivering the town centre redevelopment as originally planned.”
Only by electing David Andrews and Tony Balsdon as Labour Councillors will residents of St Andrews Ward get the improvements they deserve.
With your vote Labour can win here.
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
- Ensure residents are represented when individual planning applications are considered
- • Have your councillors available to hear your concerns both at surgeries and by individual consultation