Category Archives: Harwich Branch

HARWICH Labour councillors call for villagers to throw their weight behind the Standard’s A120 campaign

HARWICH Labour councillors are calling for villagers to throw their weight behind the Standard’s A120 campaign as it gathers momentum. The campaign to get the Government to pay to dual the A120 from Hare Green to Harwich has been signed by more than 900 people. Harwich and North Essex MP Bernard Jenkin, Tendring Council and […]

No councillor should receive an allowance of over £1290 per minute

Local Labour councillors have reacted angrily to the news that a councillor on Tendring District Council has received the equivalent of £1293.25 per minute for sitting in the public gallery and watching a meeting of a council committee. Under the rules governing councillors’ attendance at meetings a councillor is required to attend a meeting at […]

Labour demands Openness and Transparency in Budget

Labour demands Openness and Transparency in Budget. Essex Labour group of Councillors are tabling amendments to Full Council Budget meeting this week. Essex Labour group of Councillors are tabling amendments to Full Council Budget meeting this week. These amendments will provide more openness and transparency to the activities of the council: – We propose spending: […]

Proportional Representation for the next Labour Party manifesto

PR seems a fairer way of determining the make up of government and I would like to see it explained, explored and probably included in the next Labour Manifesto. PR would remove the distinction between safe and marginal seats, which would Labour votes count equally wherever they are cast: Every vote counts in terms of boosting […]

Garden Communities – a second consultation agreed for Wivenhoe

Many people in Wivenhoe felt insufficiently heard after the consultation event on 20th November at William Loveless Hall.  Wivenhoe councillors, borough and town, have all made representations to have further consultation and we are pleased that there will be another event early in January. Having worked on the Wivenhoe Neighbourhood Plan consultations – as chair […]

School Funding: Day of Action in Westminster; CADU Child Assessment Development Unit

Here is one result of my meeting with Bernard Jenkin – now only remains to keep the longer term funding on the agenda and get it confirmed soon enough to avoid damaging uncertainty. Child Assessment Development Unit scan Dear Rosalind Further to your meeting with Bernard, I attach a scan of a letter he sent […]