Suffolk Conservatives Wage War on Potholes.

More than 6,500 potholes in Suffolk have been repaired since the start of the year as the Conservative County Council continues its all-out war to tackle the issue across Suffolk.

Suffolk County Council (SCC) says a further 950 pothole repairs are scheduled over the coming weeks and additional road gangs have been brought in to help with the county’s backlog.

An additional allocation of up to £2.4m  is being provided by government to Suffolk. This will allow local road users to enjoy their journeys without having to dodge so many potholes.

This is on top of the £75 million of funding already given to councils from the Pothole Action Fund this year, as well as the additional £46 million boost for highways authorities announced just before Christmas.

The funding will also help to protect the roads from any future severe weather.

Whilst Jeremy Corbyn’s local representatives like to complain about anything they can think of, it is the Conservative Government that is providing this funding to improve local roads.

 

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A Pre-emptive Strike

In this years Conservative Ipswich Borough Council manifesto is a pledge to bring down car park prices in Ipswich. As a result of the Conservative policy and in preparation for the Conservatives to take control of the council on May 4th, National Car Parks has launched a pre-emptive strike and announced that its Tower Ramparts site behind Marks and Spencer – notorious as the most expensive car park in the town, if not the whole of Suffolk – is to have its charges slashed for the summer.

NCP is cutting the cost of parking in Tower Ramparts from £3.50 an hour to £1 an hour for six weeks from next Monday. Parking for three hours will be cut by half to just £5.00.

More here.

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Labour Today

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Smoke and Mirrors

Labour Today are the party of smoke and mirrors. The Labour Party in Ipswich like to use smoke and mirrors.

For instance, a few years ago they fought an entire borough election campaign on the County issue of libraries. it was a real smoke and mirrors exercise where they said that they would use locality budgets. After they took over the borough they stopped locality budgets and then offered such a measly amount to the Smoke-and-Mirrors-1024x652county that it wouldn’t have kept a single library open because there was even more smoke and mirrors. They wanted to stop locality budgets to set up pointless Area Committees. As it turned out, Ipswich Labour were just lying to scare the electorate and due to the brilliant strategy of the Conservative controlled county council, not a single library closed.

Another smoke an mirrors exercise was Ipswich Labour’s announcement that they were making the council a Living Wage Employer. They made a right song and dance about it. But that too was all smoke and mirrors because what they gave with one hand they took with another.  The resulting increase in the borough’s wage budget was funded by putting up council house rent and council tax. So borough employees were no better off. Smoke-and-Mirrors-1024x652Naturally Ipswich Labour would never mention that after the wage increase, bin men in Conservative controlled Mid Suffolk are still paid more than bin men in Ipswich. Smoke and mirrors!

Keeping on the subject of bins, another smoke and mirrors exercise was the announcement that Ipswich residents are not having to pay for their brown bins. Again the funding for it came by increasing council tax. This was a particularly nasty smoke and mirrors exercise due to the fact that it was also blatantly unfair. This smoke and mirrors exercise involved increasing council tax for people living in flats in Cumberland Towers,  Jasmine Close and Vernon Street so that people living in houses in Bolton Lane, Corder Road and Lonsdale Close can have brown bins for their gardens.

Ipswich deserves better than smoke and mirrors by adherants of a failed ideology.

Smoke and Mirrors and Deflection

Another form of smoke and mirrors used by Labour Today is blaming the Tories for what Labour have done. One  such case of this is the way that Labour blamed the Tories for the Mid Staffs death factory the last Labour government created. Andy Burnham was the health secretary when people were dying in agony and drinking dirty water from flower vases. But when it hit the fan, Andy Burnham tried the deflection tactic of ranting against the Tories.

Another case of this smoke and mirrors and deflection  can be seen by the way Labour Today is trying to blame the Tories for the decision to throw out the Windrush Landing cards by the last Labour government in 2009. The decision to destroy the landing cards for Windrush migrants was taken under Labour, former home secretary Alan Johnson has said. More here.

Labour have tried to use the decision made under their watch to accuse the Tories of racism. Of course, it is obvious to the electorate that this is merely a smoke and mirrors exercise to deflect from the racism in the Labour Party where hate speech against Jews is commonplace.

Britain deserves better than what Labour Today represent.

Socialism in Practice

Jeremy Corbyn has told the Welsh Labour conference that the Welsh Government is “socialism in practice”.

Let’s review some achievements of the Welsh Government:

– Have failed since 2015 to hit the target of 95% of patients being treated in less than four hours in A&E from arrival until admission, transfer or discharge. 

– An estimated 26,000 children will leave primary education in Wales unable to read.

– Lowest PISA ranking in the UK, also scoring below the global average for science, reading and maths.

– Workers in Wales “endure the lowest take home pay” in the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Wales deserves better than being treated as the testing ground for failed ideologies.

Vote Conservative.

 

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Conservatives are funding repairs of more pot holes

Ipswich Conservative councillors welcome new dedicated funding from the Government, which could repair up to 46,000 pot holes in Suffolk.*

Thousands of drivers and cyclists across Suffolk will soon have safer journeys thanks to an additional allocation of up to £2.4m which is being provided by government to Suffolk. This will allow local road users to enjoy their journeys without having to dodge so many potholes.

This is on top of the £75 million of funding already given to councils from the Pothole Action Fund this year, as well as the additional £46 million boost for highways authorities announced just before Christmas.

The funding will also help to protect the roads from any future severe weather.

Residents tell us that the state of our roads in Ipswich remains a great source of frustration for drivers, especially after the unusually prolonged spell of freezing weather – it’s one of the biggest issues that people want to talk about.

Whilst Jeremy Corbyn’s local representatives like to complain about anything they can think of, it is the Conservative Government that is providing this funding to improve local roads.

*The figure of 46,000 is based on a national average estimated cost to fix potholes at £53 each.

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Chris Chambers gives funds to friends of Christchurch Park

Conservative County Councillor for St Margaret’s & Westgate, presented a cheque for £2000 to the Friends of Christchurch Park group from his locality budget towards their Water Fountain Project.

The Friends’ project to install a fountain in the middle of the park’s large pond to help restore the pond to it’s former glory, help keep the pond clear of algae and to make it easier for staff to clear the pond of any litter.The Friends Group is comprised of dedicated individuals who work so hard to make it a great place to come and visit but also an area where the environment and wildlife can thrive.

Chris said “We are very lucky to have the number of parks and open spaces that we currently have and Christchurch Park is a wonderful place to visit and spend time with family and friends.”

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Transport Secretary Visits Ipswich

Chris Grayling MP, the Transport Secretary visited Ipswich on Friday. He met senior business leaders and Cllrs Paul West (County Council Cabinet Member for Ipswich) and Colin Noble (SCC Leader) & other Conservative members and local residents to talk about how the Conservative County Council and government are investing in improving transport links in Ipswich, to bring about new jobs, homes and investment to Ipswich town centre & beyond.  Whilst the Labour party protest about their daily chosen topic, it is Conservatives who are getting on with improving the lives of local people across Ipswich & Suffolk.

Vote for your local Conservative candidate on 3rd May to bring about the long-needed change of direction for Ipswich.

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Abolish the House of Lords

From here

Unelected, expensive, out-of-touch, and a prepencity to go against democracy. It is of course, the House of Lords.

Most of the time, when they bother turning up to the chamber to collect their daily rate of £300, they mumble on rather ineffectually and sleep.

When the members are asleep they do what they do best – not a lot. And we like it that way; the job of a lord is to do very little. They’re unelected, most of them are there because of family ties, and more still have no idea what’s going on – hence the sleepiness.

But this week the unelected second chamber, packed full of remainers, decided to go against the people’s decision in June 2016.

Petition here.

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