Labour’s one nation approach to Littleworth

Welcome to our website, and we hope you find what you’re looking for, we are your local Borough Councillors and we aim to provide clear support to the community based on the one nation values Ed Miliband talked about at Labour’s Conference in 2012 when he said:

One Nation: a country where everyone has a stake. One Nation: a country where prosperity is fairly shared. One Nation: where we have a shared destiny, a sense of shared endeavour and a common life that we lead together. That is my vision of One Nation. That is my vision of Britain. That is the Britain we must become.

You can see the full speech below:

Labour has only been in government for four short periods of the 20th century. However its achievements have revolutionised the lives of the British people. The values Labour stands for today are those which have guided it throughout its existence: social justice, strong community and strong values, reward for hard work, decency and rights matched by responsibilities.

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We’ll continue to represent you

mike-headI am pleased to be chosen again by the Labour Party as a candidate for Littleworth in May’s elections.

If elected, Rowan and I will continue to represent you on the Borough Council with regard to local issues, such as parks and leisure services and when you have personal concerns about planning or other Council services.

We will be campaigning regularly between now and Thursday 7th May 2015 along with your prospective Parliamentary candidate Kate Godfrey and would appreciate any support, such as leaflet dropping.

kg headshot collegeLabour’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Stafford, Kate Godfrey said,

‘I’m delighted to have our council candidates in place, and fighting to bring wards that we lost in 2010 back to Labour. Labour took the lead in Stafford in summer 2010 and have retained it while the local Tories have lost the best part of the hospital, the university, a huge chunk of our national funding and 1/6 local jobs. They don’t make cuts like that in towns that they expect to keep. With the help of our brilliant new council candidates, we’re determined to prove they’re right to be worried. Together, a Labour council and MP are already favourites to win here. After May 7th, we’ll start to rebuild.’

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Planning Application: Stafford Hospital Car Park

Originally posted on Rowan

Mid Staffs NHS Foundation Trust, prior to the dissolution of the Foundation Trust, submitted a Planning Application to Stafford Borough Council to create a temporary car park adding over 250 extra car parking spaces on the Weston Road site.

Littleworth residents regularly raise this issue when talking with local councillors and continue to ask for a better solution that would relieve the pressure of excess parking on their streets and outside of their homes.

Since July 2014, the proposed site has been part of the Support Stafford Hospital campaign’s attempt to maintain and retain acute services at Stafford Hospital. Members of the public from across the Borough have camped in excess of over 100 days to force decision makers to listen and reconsider their plans.

Councillor Rowan Draper said today:

“The Council, presenting the report, has asked whether I want to remove my call-in to the committee to decide the…

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Update on Severn Trent Water

Severn Trent Water is investing £15million upgrading both water and sewer pipes in Stafford to make sure that everyone continues to receive a reliable, high quality water supply, and Stafford can continue to grow and prosper. Amey PLC are undertaking the work on their behalf.

  • Work to install new water pipes and sewer pipes on Tixall Road is going well and STW are on track to finish before Christmas as planned
  • Investigation work started this week on a small road in Milford (The Green) which will last for about 4 weeks
  • Work on the A513 Milford Road is still planned to take place starting 11 January 2015

mike-headCouncillor Mike Winkle says:

“Your Councillors are liaising with Severn Trent Water, the Council and Bus Services to ensure that any disruptions are kept to a minimum. We have received assurances that residents concerns will be addressed quickly. Please let us know if you encounter problems with these works.”

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Tixall Road Bus Service 2015

Originally posted on Maureen Compton:

The D&G bus service will return to Tixall Road on 2 January 2015. D&G will produce a leaflet to notify residents of the service. These leaflets will be put on board the Kingston Hill Shuttle Service operated by Leon’s. Further leaflets will be distributed when they are available. 12 November 2015

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BLOG: Presenting my CCG Plan for Reform

Originally posted on Rowan

On Tuesday 14th October at the Stafford and Surrounds Clinical Commissioning Group’s Governing Body Meeting I presented my Plan for CCG Reform to Governing Body Chair Dr. Anne-Marie Houlder for their consideration.

I believe they need to address some fundamental concerns in how the organisation operates, paying specific regard to instilling and maintaining public confidence in the decisions they take and the way that those decisions are made.

People from Stafford and Surrounds agree and they continue to sign in support of the plan, showing that local residents want to trust their doctors are doing the right thing but need to see and hear more from them to build this new relationship after the Tories’ Health and Social Care Act 2012 changes.

You can still sign to support my plan here

At the meeting the Chair committed for the Governing Body to consider and debate the proposals at a future meeting…

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