Having rescued the saxon king from a burial next to the refuse, the Conservative Council now wants to drown him at the Cliffs
September 22, 2013 1 Comment
Here is a guest posting by Cheryl Nevin:
Surely, images of walls of water crashing down the cliffs during the summer, make it necessary to re-evaluate the suitability and viability of the proposed cliffs museum?
How antiquated drain infrastructures will cope with an increasingly overcrowded population in Milton, unswept streets and a deluge of water, are all concerns that residents have brought to my attention in recent weeks. The state of Hamlet Court Road and surrounding areas unswept streets, in particular, has escalated to the anti-social behaviour of graffiti, dumping rubbish in car parks, alleyways and defecating in stairwells. Conservatives in Milton have failed to address these issues during their many years in power.
As the eyes and ears of the council, political candidates and councillors bring forward issues and concerns to our council officers, working together to achieve simple solutions, for simple problems. As the Labour candidate for Milton in May 2014, I have already been privileged to be able to serve some of the residents with simple solutions to clean up their neighbourhood and have forged good working relationships with officers, as I did years ago.
Under the Con/Dem Alliance at Westminster this council has been shortchanged. Conservatives locally are unable to exercise any influence over issues that affect this town, either at County Hall, or Westminster.
Next year will be a particularly difficult year in political terms for Southend due to the shortfall in government funding of £13m. Any councillor elected will have to dig deep into their conscience when deciding whether to cut vital services, or spend capital on new projects, these are the choices that have to be made.
Make no mistake 2014 will be a straight choice in Milton, more of the same Conservatives, or the fresh approach that a Labour candidate will bring.