Monday, 30 January 2012

New Leaflet out in Standish!

This weekend saw the roll out of our winter newsletter for Standish Residents. This is giving residents an update on what we have been doing plus also what we are planning.

The leaflet is going to every household in the Ward and yet again demonstrates our commitment to all residents no just the ones that vote for us.

A number of people have commented on disgusted they are at the Tory Councillor for claiming expenses they were not eligible for and the huge payout for the Chief Executive with her golden handshake.

There have been positive comments on Cllr George Fairhurst effort to saving the Library with residents and with an update on how Labour will try to close it by the back door we will fight to stop this happening.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Shevington Parish Council getting more corrupt.

I recently went to the meeting of the Shevington Parish Council as some of our councillors were telling me some practises that the Council was doing. I knew they were bad but I did not believe how bad it had gone.

One thing that I saw in this week’s Observer was someone complaining about Councillors having meetings in a Councillors house. This is against guidelines where by members of the Public are meant to be able to view meetings. What is Labour hiding? Obviously when it comes to Finance meetings and contracts it seems the Oarish Council do not want to let the public know about them.

None of the Shevington Independents Councillors attend these meetings as they will not be part of this corrupt practise.

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Sportsman Dinner

We are holding one of our annual events, our sportsman dinner. This year it will be on the 9th March 2012. After the huge success we had last year at Ashfield House we will be returning there for this years event too. Wigan Rugby Legend Andy Gregory will be this years guest speaker. Andy Gregory will not be the only Wigan Rugby Legend in the room as we believe Wigan Legend Henderson Gill looks like he will be coming too. Looks like it is going to be another great night.

With tickets at£25 each you can see why the people from last year are already buying tickets. If you want to attend and get tickets please let me know before they sell out.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Chief Executive to get £250 000

Chief Executive of Wigan Council is to give up her job. She says this is to save the Council money. Therefore she is asking for early retirement. The Council are looking to give her a golden hand shake of £100 000 lump sum plus £150 000 EXTRA into her pension pot. What is interesting is that I have learnt that she is not retiring but but got another job. If this is true the Council should not be giving her a £250 000 golden handshake when Labour are closing Library's and other front line services.

She has been with Wigan Council for 6 years and paid just short of a basic salary of £200 000 per year for her salary. To give her this extra money is crazy! One thing Labour call Conservatives is for them looking after fat cats in the private sector but here we have Labour creating Town Hall fat cats. This should stop and the taxpayers of Wigan should get value for money.