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  • Dave Busby 2
    Article: Apr 7, 2021

    Better Planning …..Joined-up Thinking

    Whether you are travelling by car, cycle or foot how many times do you complain about the state of the surface, the signs and the hedgerows. It can be an
    expensive journey if your tyres or wheels are damaged. Cycle routes are incomplete and are often dangerous.

  • kode
    Article: Apr 6, 2021

    As one of your parish councillors for the past four years, I have seen developments passing through the planning process with little concern for over-development in our village.

    We are now at the point where there is almost no spare space left to build! In addition, our infrastructure has not kept up with the amount of new housing built. We are experiencing problems with traffic and flooding due to lack of considering the impact that new housing developments have on the rest of the village. I will resist Great Cornard turning into one big housing development by working to protect our local facilities such as our library, children's centre and essential bus services, and opposing the time and money wasted on ever-changing proposals to improve local roads.

  • by34
    Article: Apr 5, 2021

    Trevor came to Hadleigh in 1970 with his parents, found employment with local firms, met my wife, June, and married in the Parish church. We raised our son and daughter, who went to local schools and we have lived in Hadleigh all our married life. Although he was born elsewhere in Suffolk, he consider himself, after more than 50 years, to be a local.

    He is now retired which allows the time to put all his energy and enthusiasm into challenging for the role of County Councillor once more. Having already seen the working of the County Council I am ideally placed to be your alternative to more years of bland conservatism and toeing the party line.

  • 009b
    Article: Apr 4, 2021

    The financial crash in 2008 has led to 10 years of financial cuts bit-by-bit. The pandemic is going to continue this trend with the Tories making cuts where they think they will get away with it. We must make sure they properly fund our services.

    The County Council is responsible for all social care in the County. My experience at the Citizens Advice Bureau shows me how they are attempting to cut funding - including to the Citizens Advice. Moving the advice centre to the library and moving a lot of it online is a cost cutting measure. The pandemic will increase the need for these services and I will fight to get the funding for them.

  • Cllr. Bryn Hurren
    Article: Apr 3, 2021

    Environmental and Green economy. This now has to be at the top of everyone's agenda from now on and we will all have to pressure ourselves and elected leaders from the very top down to Parish Council level to see that changes are made to the way we work rest and play.

    While miniscule benefits are now coming into force with electric transport, we need carbon free resources to power the nations industry and homes. Having taken the lead to see that over two thousand Baberghmidsuffolk council homes are fitted and powered with solar panels, we now need to ensure that developers are encouraged and even compelled to fit solar enabling energy to every new house built across Suffolk and that industrial sites and premises do their part as well. This can be achieved through meaningful national tax incentives and liabilities.