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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Application: 14/20273/HOU

The Planning Department at Stafford Borough Council have received an application to erect a white PVCu conservatory to the rear of 10 Shielding Way. You can have your say on the application via this link.

If you would like to speak to me on this application, please get in touch. There is an opportunity for Councillors to take this application to committee for a debate and decision from local Councillors, rather than planning officers, and if you would like for that to happen please contact us.

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Application: 14/20232/FUL

The Planning Department at Stafford Borough Council have received an application for a change of use – house in multiple occupation to two apartments; alteration of window to door in front elevation 56 Weston Road. You can have your say on the application via this link.

If you would like to speak to me on this application, please get in touch. There is an opportunity for Councillors to take this application to committee for a debate and decision from local Councillors, rather than planning officers, and if you would like for that to happen please contact us.

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Application: 14/19960/FUL

The Planning Department at Stafford Borough Council have received an application to erect a pre-fabricated granny annexe for an ancillary use at 2 Crossway. You can have your say on the application via this link.

If you would like to speak to me on this application, please get in touch. There is an opportunity for Councillors to take this application to committee for a debate and decision from local Councillors, rather than planning officers, and if you would like for that to happen please contact us.

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Plans for Stafford Cinema

Originally posted on Rowan Draper:

A public consultation on the proposed LXB development to include a Stafford cinema, and a variety of restaurants, has been held today. Attending the exhibition I was able to ask a number of questions and look at the proposed impressions of what they intend the development to look like.

Please also have a look at the pictures below if you were unable to make the meeting:

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Andy Burnham MP visits Stafford

Originally posted on Rowan Draper:

Pictured with Labour’s PPC for Stafford Kate Godfrey, Rt. Hon Andy Burnham MP Shadow Secretary of State for Health,and former County Councillor Mike Poulter MBE
Last week Andy Burnham MP, Labour’s Shadow Secretary of State for Health, was in Stafford with Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate Kate Godfrey and met trainee Nurses and Midwives from Staffordshire University as well as local campaigners Support Stafford Hospital. 
 
Whilst he met with local campaigners I had the opportunity to listen to him speak on a range of issues concerning Stafford Hospital’s present situation and welcome his expression of support for the campaign for a full range of services at Stafford Hospital. Andy’s clear vision for Stafford having a safe and sustainable Hospital with A&E and maternity is one I fully support. 

During the meeting ask him about his vision for Labour’s pledge to repeal the Health and Social Care Act 2012 with regards…

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Invitation to Public Exhibition for new Stafford Cinema

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Councillor Winkle reports back

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I am aware that bus services 74 and 75 no longer travel to Cannock Hospital, but stop at the bus station. This is an inconvenience and with the help of Councillor Compton we are trying to get them re-instated.

Many of you are concerned at the number of housing developments being proposed and passed for development around the town. Without a local 5 year plan developers can press for such developments more easily. A Government Inspector has recently completed his evaluation of our local plan. The Inspectors initial report states:

The Inspector has also completed his initial assessment of the submitted Plan in terms of complying with the legal requirements and soundness, as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF; p. 182). This statement confirms that the legal and procedural requirements, including the Duty to Co-operate, have been complied with, and sets out the inspector’s recommendations for additional Main Modifications to ensure that the Plan is sound and can be adopted.

Hopefully modifications and subsequent approval will not take too long and with a 5 year plan in place new developments will reflect local needs and sustainability.

The Local Government Boundaries Commission has decided upon 40 Borough Councillors. It is now deciding upon warding arrangements. The local Labour Group disagreed strongly with the Council’s submission and has put forward its own, which can be seen at http://www.lgbce.org.uk/all-reviews/west-midlands/staffordshire/stafford-fer

 

I have nominated John Gale, a local conservationist, for the Borough Council ‘Pride In Your Patch’ award. He has been enormously helpful to your councillors, particularly with the Kingston Pool Covert nature reserve and the St. George’s conservation area.

 

The prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Labour in Stafford is Kate Godfrey. You can follow her on Twitter @KateVotesLabour.

You will be receiving our latest Newsletter soon, with details of our next local Residents’ Forum, which will be on Thursday 13th February 2014, starting at 7.30pm until 9.00pm at the Littleworth Community Centre.

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Canvassing with Kate

This weekend we joined Kate Godfrey, Labour’s prospective candidate for Stafford, and members from Stafford Labour Party on the #LabourDoorstep talking to you about your concerns.

We continue to canvass your opinions and work to solve your problems with Council services, and we look forward to speaking to more of you from around the ward. If you’d like to get in touch with Kate, please see her website at www.kategodfrey.co.uk

Our first Newsletter of 2014 will soon be with you, and we look forward to seeing you at our Residents’ Forum on Thursday 13th February at the Littleworth Community Centre at 7.30pm.

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Application: 13/19756/FUL

The Planning Department at Stafford Borough Council have received an application to develop a detached dwelling at the rear of 1 & 2 Harrowby Street. You can have your say on the application via this link.

If you would like to speak to me on this application, please get in touch. There is an opportunity for Councillors to take this application to committee for a debate and decision from local Councillors, rather than planning officers, and if you would like for that to happen please contact us.

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Save Stafford Shire Hall

Labour for Littleworth Ward:

County Councillor Maureen Compton asks for your support to oppose the Conservatives’ plans for Shire Hall Library and Gallery in Stafford Central

Originally posted on Maureen Compton:

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I was absolutely astounded to read Cllr Ian Parry‘s (Con, Stone Rural) suggestion of relocating the Shire Hall Library to Staffordshire Place and the closure of the Shire Hall Gallery. When it was first decided to change the use of the Shire Hall from courts to a Gallery and Library, it was deliberately done so in order to create a Cultural Quarter for Stafford with the Library, Gallery and Theatre all together. Does he not realise how much the people of Stafford value and treasure both their Library and Gallery? 

 

I was further astounded to hear the arguments put forward by the Cabinet Member for Communities, Culture and Localism Cllr Mike Lawrence (Cheslyn Hay, Essington and Great Wyrley) who argued that the Shire Hall could become retail, restaurant or licensed premises and he does not have a problem…

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