A LABOUR COUNCIL WILL
bring Canterbury City Council’s public services back into the control of the local community.
Bin SERCO and end outsourcing, setting up a new waste collection and grounds maintenance contract, both due for renewal in 2021.
Demand changes to East Kent Housing, and review whether arm’s-length organisations such as this can deliver the accountability and service standards to which our council tenants are entitled.
Fight for our local hospitals, including at least one with an accident and emergency centre, and demand a wide range of outpatient clinics and services in the district. We will work with our partners and residents to campaign nationally to protect our local NHS.
Bring council services back into Whitstable, Herne Bay and our rural communities by creating a series of accessible hubs or mobile services to provide “one-stop shops” for council advice.
Campaign to reverse austerity by actively lobbying government to restore proper funding of local government so we can deliver essential services, alleviate inequality and end poverty.
- Engage positively with equality impact assessment of our policies to ensure they improve, rather than damage, the lives of our diverse community of residents, notably the most vulnerable.
- Incorporate improved physical and mental health, as a significant criterion of town planning, to ensure the whole of the City Council area is a healthy place to live and work.
- Fund investment in public housing projects, local infrastructure and local business development through prudent and affordable borrowing, ensuring it will achieve a significant legacy benefit for local people.
- Responsibly manage and balance Council finances, within legal rules, to deliver Public Services efficiently and effectively.
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