Sunday, 25 August 2013

The Week that ended.....25 August 2013

So at the end of last week the Government planning inspector's report was published here  With the residents meeting on Tuesday, more details about that here, it was a busy week preparing to get to grips with the detail of the report and speak with Council officials about the report too. This is an important issue for residents and we don't want any more mass houses estates in Standish never mind several. I hope to see you at the meeting.

Another big issue this week was the fact the Labour and the Council have decided to use tax payers money to train Cllrs on how to use and write their own blogs. What a waste of tax payers money! It is inconceivable to think that any sensible person would think this is a) acceptable and b) what tax payers would want their money being used on, especially when so many people are losing their jobs in the Council. Here is the full story. What is so interesting about this issue is that since I have been blogging since 2009 Labour have called me for blogging and now here they are following my lead, yet again, now they know how successful it is.

Another issue that has annoyed not only me but others in the community too is the fact that the Council have laid off thousands of people and now it has been disclosed that the Council has paid out £2.5m in overtime. It is normal that O/T is paid at time and half, so the time that has racked up the £2.5m could have been lower by the Council had they not laid so many off . This would mean a saving of nearly £1m but also the saving of people's jobs too. Just another example of this Labour Controlled Council not caring about people.

An issue that is on the increase in Standish, is anti social behaviour. Over the last few weeks we have been asked more and more to help residents resolve anti social behaviour issues. This is something that is not acceptable and we are working hard to eradicate this issue. If you experience this please get in touch so we can stamp this out.

Finally a big well done to all Students that got their GCSE results this week and also to Wigan Warriors for winning the Challenge cup for a record 19 times.

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