Your Labour Candidates:Tara Greatorex and Linda Greatorex
Mid Sussex District Council Laylands Ward
Burgess Hill Town Council Leylands and Hammonds Wards
Leylands Town and District Council Candidate.
In my work as a midwife and in my daily life I see the need for our Tory-led Council to be held to account.
Across Mid Sussex Labour has listened and talked with people, and contributed to the planning process and Neighbourhood Plans. We have campaigned on rail privatisation, the Living Wage, parking charges and Mid Sussex District Council’s handling of town centre redevelopment.
If elected as a Labour councillor I will fight to challenge the status quo of Mid Sussex being run by Tory Councillors. With a wider range of views expressed and improved accountability, better decisions will be made that will improve our whole community and ultimately our quality of life.
District Council Leylands Ward and Burgess Hill Town Council Hammonds Ward Candidate.
I have lived in Burgess Hill since 2001 with my husband and our four children, who have all attended school in Burgess Hill. I enjoy spending time with my family and two rescue Golden Retrievers.
Redeveloping the town centre seems to be progressing very slowly and without any real direction, with residents very much a secondary consideration.
With more housing about to be built in the north west corner of the ward near to the household waste recycling site, and then in the Northern Arc on the edge of the ward, I would work to ensure that the needs of the people of Leylands Ward are taken into account. If you share this vision, please vote for me on May 2nd. I am a proud member of Unite the Union.
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Your Labour team's pledges to you
We will always put your interests above all else on the District and Town councils.
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.
The Conservatives promised a vibrant redeveloped town centre - What have we seen so far?
- Regeneration now months behind schedule
- Martlets Hall given away, ignoring a petition signed by 6,500, with no requirement for developer funding towards a replacement
- No affordable housing among the proposed 150 flats
- No money to be provided for infrastructure improvements
- Local businesses being relocated with short-term leases and loss of trade
- Empty derelict section of the shopping centre
- Loss of Market, NatWest Bank, Clark's shoe shop etc
As part of the redevelopment we were promised a permanent ‘state-of-the-art’ replacement for the library after its temporary move
- The library was due to move to its temporary site in February 2018 but this site is still not ready
- The temporary library is much smaller than its current site and needs extra work to make the floors stronger and the lifts adequate
- It now appears that the site proposed for a permanent library is being considered for a bowling alley
- Will Burgess Hill get the permanent new ‘state-of-the-art’ library we were promised?
Whose fault is this? You can choose between:
- the Conservative Town Council
– the Conservative District Council
- the Conservative County Council or
- the Conservative Government
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 Tara or Linda at