TWO ELECTION leaflets for the Hedon Town Council election on Thursday 6th February, arrived within an hour of each other today (Saturday 18th January 2014).
Labour’s leaflet, supporting Steve Gallant and Brian Stockdale, hit out at “the farce” they say has characterised Town Council proceedings last year. They say that the council should be supporting local services and improving the town, rather than “infighting among themselves”. The candidates say that instead they offer “responsible representation”.
Away from the internal affairs of the Council, the Labour leaflet says that Hedon Town Council should be more proactive in helping residents “fight the town’s case with East Riding Council where cuts imposed by the Coalition are having a dire impact on local services.”
The leaflet challenges the decline in services as a result of the spending cuts and says that there has been a lack of vision for Hedon’s future. It points to a lack of investment in the town’s infrastructure and says that a plan is needed to tackle the serious problems of parking, traffic and flooding problems.
The leaflet says: “Hedon needs more affordable new homes which get blocked because it also needs the investment in parking, roads and drains to be made NOW!”
The leaflet has been scanned and reproduced below.
The Hedon Blog aims to bring you news from the campaign at BY-ELECTION Thursday 6th February 2014.