Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Merry Christmas

I just wish all of you a merry christmas and a happy new year.

Saturday, 19 December 2009

Fenced Off

The land at the side of yobs entering the embankment of the River Douglas the Cherry Gardens at the rear was the entrance for the River Douglas, where they would engage in anti social behaviour. This included drinking, urinating and shouting. The police would not enter the woods on the embankment as it was to dangerous for them and the youths. Residents have been fighting for this for two yrs and getting no where. A few months ago they asked myself to help and I went and did a site visit with them and agreed there and then it needed a fence. They said that would be great. Them police agreed that this would be a solution.

Two weeks ago the fence was installed and now in place so that the residents can enjoy a peaceful life now. I used my brighter borough money to fund this and this was used to pay for all of it.

One local resident said, " We know which councillors talk the talk and which walk the walk and we are grateful for all your help.

Thursday, 10 December 2009

MP's Expenses

No matter what you think about the MP expenses it is not going to be good. Today the House of Parliment have published the expenses of ALL MP's. Please click on the link below and see them. Just scroll down to find your MP. View it for yourself and make your own mind up.


Proof that the Tory's voted with Labour on Montrose.

I put in my last leaflet that the Tory's voted with Labour on Montrose. I had put a motion to Full Council and here you can see that the Tory's, with the except of Tory Councillor Houlton and Cadman who both abstained, voted with Labour to start the proposal of closing the school.

Why did Tory Councillor abstain, Why did they sit on the fence. Was it because I had asked for a name vote and they did not want to be named and shamed? Why did they not want to support my motion to stop this proposal? You either with the school closure or not.

Please click on the link below and look at Minute 24.


Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Fence installed

As a previous post where I had asked the Council to erect a fence at the back of the land at the side of the Cherry Gardens to stop anti social behaviour plus also stop any danger too.

Children were entering the woods which are on a steep bank of the River Douglas. The police would not go into the woods as it was to dangerous and the kids would drink smoke and everything else. The properties that back on to the land had a lot of anti social behaviour on there and their lives were being blighted by this.

The fence has now been erected and the residents now are pleased with the results.

Monday, 7 December 2009

Council close to being reported.

With all the posts on the proposed new boys and girls club I have asked a number of question on my previous post on the blog, I won't go through it all again. The Council have failed to respond and if they have not responded by tomorrow I will have not other choice but to refer the matter to the District Auditor.

A number of residents are emailing, ringing and asking a lot of good questions and if these cannot be answered I have to represent them and not the Council. What is important to remember if the Council does not have anything to hide why do they not respond to these questions?

Friday, 4 December 2009

Boys and Girls Club Pre Determination?

It has been brought to my attention about what Mr Dave Whelan wrote in his book. This is what a number of residents have brought to my attention

"As i write were entering the planning stages, but crucially the local authority is already on board with the project. They've assigned a perfect piece of real estate in the centre of Wigan and more importantly agreed to co-fund the club. Bolton's club receives forty per cent of its income from the council; the rest it makes from the private sector in the form of donations,charges or charity work. That's exactly the split we've agreed with Wigan Council. "

They say the following

If that's not Pre-Determination on a Grand scale then i don't know what is. This statement was in print appox end of March beginning of June at the latest, it was made available to the public at the beginning of august. the first cabinet meeting that discussed the youth club was on 29/9/09......

This does put the Council into a bad light as they seem to be going about things the wrong way. I have spoken with a senior officer who says that what was written is not true from the Council's point of view and nothing has been decided. Now if that is what Mr Dave Whelan has written then why would he say this if if was not true? Or is the more from the Council or the leader of the Council that has not been disclosed.