Lib Dems

Lib Dem campaign priorites continue to puzzle

Lots of people in Hall Green have been contacting us about the choice of issues that it seems our local Liberal Democrat Councillor is currently leafleting about.

These leaflets, distributed on behalf of Cllr Paula Smith, focus on a wide range of issues from attacking facilities time for trade union representatives to continued campaigning against additional facilities for children and young people in Hall Green.

It goes without saying that we find this choice of campaign priorities puzzling at a time when there are residents in Hall Green, struggling to make ends meet as a result of the draconian welfare reforms brought in by their coalition buddies in April this year. And at a time when there are 76,000 young people in the West Midlands without employment and when Birmingham has been short changed by £79 million by central government.

Birmingham Labour and Hall Green BLP continue to focus on the issues that matter.

What are your priority issues for Hall Green and for Birmingham?

If you receive any leaflets from Cllr Smith please do let us have a copy of them. You can email them to campaigns@hallgreenlabour.co.uk or request collection using the same email address.

Planning proposals will take the green out of Hall Green

Cllr Sam Burden and Cllr Barry Bowles are both very concerned about the coalition plans to relax planning controls and the impact that this may have on Hall Green.

The Government intends to consult on a three year relaxation of planning rules on extensions for both residential and business premises. This proposals would mean that extensions of 6 metres could be built without any planning permission required. For the leafy suburb of Hall Green, this could have disastrous effects and potentially destroy the local area and cause misery to residents.

Although the Lib Dems have in the past appeared to value the local environment, Nick Clegg seems to be in full support of the Tory proposals.

Our councillors will be writing to the Local Communities Minister, Eric Pickles to set out their concerns on behalf of Hall Green residents….watch this space

 

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