this is what we will do if elected…………
May 3, 2016 by Editor
This is the “common ground” between all of our independent candidates.
Rochford District Residents is a voice of 8 candidates calling for open, transparent, representative local government.
The Cabinet System which has cost over £500,000 will be abolished.
We have a long-term commitment to a sustainable community with necessary infrastructure improvements put in place before construction developments. Rochford District needs an Infrastructure Champion.
With the Re-Cycling Service that we are all proud of costing £440,000 a year this needs a full review so that it also the best value for money as well as top of the league. We do not think that an extra £40 a year charge for the Green Bins is the answer.
Public Toilets – Rochford District Residents believe that public toilets are a basic necessity and will do all we can to ensure that they are NOT closed.
Council Tax Support – Rochford District Residents will make sure that there is a further review at a local level to re-dress the recent reductions in support for the disabled.
Rochford District Residents will press for changes in the housing building policy with a consultation on retirement villages, a balance between both starter homes and those for rent and a reduction in the house annual house building quota for 2025 to 2031.
Instead of homeless families, including children, being sent to temporary accommodation in the notorious York Road, Southend we want the re-purposing of surplus council buildings to provide emergency accommodation right here in our District.