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Chris Lewcock: “Liberal Democrats want to help build a Council that cares…”

April 18, 2014
Chris Lewcock is Chair of the local Lib Dem Association

Chris Lewcock is Chair of the local Lib Dem Association

Hastings Liberal Democrats have issued a statement of the Main Policy Themes they intend to pursue on the Borough Council after the May 22nd Elections:

  • All Council services should be audited for their impact on struggling families.
  • Liberal Democrats want to see an expansion of current house building and improvement efforts. Liberal Democrats want to avoid incoherent and environmentally damaging development schemes. Instead we want to see prioritised the regeneration and development of the great historical and cultural assets we have already got.
  • Liberal Democrats want to help deliver a significant improvement in our connectivity, both along the seafront and with other places. We want to see more work done with our local, national and EU collaborators.
  • The Liberal Democrats want to see the Council avoid unnecessary fiascos like the re-location of the Tourist information Office.
  • We want the Council to apply the highest standards to the scrutiny of projects and planning applications. We want to see the Council become a beacon of sustainability and environmentalism.
  • The Liberal Democrats want to halve the number of Councillors from 32 to 16, reduce the powers of the Leader and Cabinet, and return to a Committee system which is more transparent and democratic.

Summarising their approach, Chris Lewcock, Chairman of Hastings and Rye Liberal Democrats said,

“Liberal Democrats want to help build a Council that cares; a Council that is sensible and competent on development priorities; a Council that gives attention to detail and promotes quality in all it does; a slimmer Council – and one in which Councillors can make a full contribution for the wards they represent.”

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