We replaced all our inefficient halogen street lights with LED bulbs. That one change has saved taxpayers in maintenance costs but has also reduced carbon emissions by a staggering 84 per cent.
In Sidcup, we have just opened the Storyteller – a new home for the town’s library, complete with a cafe. In the New Year, it will be the home of a new three-screen cinema run by the Really Local Group. There has been a huge amount of buzz.
Labour spent all their time telling people what they disliked about our borough. One of their candidates claimed the ward they were hoping to represent was “a dive”.
It’s also about keeping our word. Every single manifesto pledge we made in 2018 has been delivered in full, exactly as promised.
The people who will pay this charge have no say over who the London Mayor is. It is a form of taxation without representation or accountability.
Support to much-loved community assets should be given priority. Or the legacy of isolation and loneliness will be permanent.
The test of any Council is how they find a way through sudden and unexpected events. A calm approach is needed.
Picking up litter. Helping out neighbours. Community spirit and voluntary effort will continue long after the pandemic is over.
The number of people who have already pledged their support is amazing, but entirely typical of our community spirit and commitment to helping each other.
In Bexley we don’t lecture people but take a practical approach. It saves millions of pounds a year.
Innovation has meant that our service has increased visitor numbers. 94 per cent of those who use it, rate it as good or very good.
We have reduced the number of councillors by 30 per cent and we froze allowances for nine years running.
Overall, most English voters would rather keep the Union together if it were up to them.
The point here is the electoral trade-off between what could plausibly happen in the capital and the provinces – with Corbyn entering Downing Street in consequence.