Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Labour try to give Peter Smith Freemon of the borough.

Labour are trying to give their Leader Cllr Peter Smith freedom of the borough, so I hear on the grapevine. If there is one person who should not be given this award is peter smith. Many will not know why he should or not but one good reason for me is he was the one that shut Mere Oaks and when the then Director of Education said that he wanted to keep it open he was told by Cllr Peter Smith that there was no way that it was being kept open as it would was to late and the Council would lose face if they did a u turn.

Giving Cllr Peter Smith this is liking the people of Libya giving Gaddafi the key to Tripoli.

He was the Greater Manchester Labour Leader pushing for congestion charges. It would be a disgrace if they gave it to him. He has killed of Wigan markets I would be very interested in any one who would say why he should get it because he has killed Wigan off. He has just pushed Labour Government policy through and got himself a peerage for it.

Say no to give Cllr Peter Smith.

Shevington Library future.

Shevington Library hours is being cut under new proposals one thing that is really interesting is that the Labour dominated Council has said that it will work with the Parish Council. This is probably because a member of the public suggested that the vast money that the Parish Hold for no reason can be used to make the difference up. This was a good idea and when I was on the Parish Council I supported this. It will be interesting to see if Shevington Parish Council puts his hand in its pocket to serve the public.

Standish Library changes?

In the recent weeks this Labour dominated Council has come out and said that Standish Library will not change but yet in today's Observer it says that it is moving into a smaller centre and hours between 35 - 40 hours. This just demonstrates that you can not rely on Labour to tell you the truth. This process should be open and transparent.

Keep our Library open!

Friday, 12 August 2011

Standish Conservative Cllr to stand down.

I hear that Conservative Councillor Judith Atherton will be standing down next May and not looking to seek re election. Her decision probably has something to do with a certain standards board decision that is due to come out very soon and the fact that the Conservatives did not win a seat last yr in Wigan.

I hear that Mike Winstanley will stand as the Conservative Candidate in Standish which is laughable as he was unsuccessful last year in Orrel at getting re elected even though he was the Major. If he thinks he has a better chance in Standish than what he did last year he is very much mistaken and just goes to sure that he is not interested in the people he represents but just getting back on the Council at any cost.

I was unsuccessful last yr but this year I re stood in the same ward. I wonder why Mike Winstanley will not stand against me in Wigan Central? Yet more proof that Mike Winstanley is only interested in himself and not others as he Even still goes to the Conservative Councillors meeting.

I hear that Judith is not the only candidate not looking for re election I hear that Conservative Councill Ell and Cllr Liptrot.

Cllr James Grundy will seek re election along with Cllr Clayton unless the Conservatives de select him as being rumoured due to his antics.

Thursday, 4 August 2011

Labour Councillor puts expenses claim in for the last 3 Year.

Cllr Fred Walker, Labour Councillor, on Wigan Council has put in a claim for the last 3 yrs. He said he did not intend to claim but felt that because he did not claim he put pressure on future and present cllrs not to claim. The expenses claim is a massive £20 000. This is excessive and should not be allowed. Councillors should not be able to claim retrospectively. This could now open the flood gates and cllrs that do not want to bring high attention to them in the run up to their re elections. Councillors could wait till wait till after they get re elected and then put in for the last few yrs. This is a crazy system and Cllrs should only be allowed to put in claims for their trips up to say a 6 week period after the trip. This gives them a lot of time to put in a claim.

Another problem is because it is the last 3 yrs all the money is coming out of one yrs account so that will have a knock on effect and yet another reason why it should not be allowed.