LEYTON WARD FOCUS TEAM 2014

Audrey Lee – Bob Sullivan – Jerome Harvey-Agyei

The Leyton Ward FOCUS Team, led by popular long-serving Councillor Bob Sullivan will be contesting the local council election on Thursday 22 May.

Please remember you have 3 votes for the Liberal Democrat FOCUS Team.

Polling Stations are open from 7am until 10 pm.

Please don’t forget to vote.

LEYTON WARD FOCUS NEWSLETTER 349

The latest issue of the popular Liberal Democrat FOCUS Newsletter is hot of the press, and will be delivered free of charge across the ward  by our team of volunteers.

Councillor Bob Sullivan would be pleased to hear from you if you would like to help deliver the FOCUS near your home, or help with other local campaigning.

His phone number is 020 8556 8335, thank you,

 

 

 

Save St. Joseph’s Hall from developers

St. Joseph’s Hall at the junction of Vicarage Road and Primrose Road

St Joseph’s Hall, on the corner of Vicarage Road and Primrose Road, has been boarded up for many years. The diocese is planning on selling the site to developers.

Mother Maria of the Marian Mission in Colchester Road, who deals with vulnerable children and families, is fighting to get the diocese to back her plans to refurbish the building and to continue to use it for children and families and to make it available to the local community.

Leyton Ward Councillor Bob Sullivan and Mother Maria pleaded her case to representatives of the diocesan board.

Currently Barclays Bank agree a mortgage in principle to cover the buying cost.

Fundraising has raised many thousand’s, but many more donations are needed.

If you would like to support the project to bring this building into community use and stop the developers, then please send your donations to:

Marian Mission for the Poor,

1 Colchester Road, Leyton, E10 6HA

Leyton FOCUS Newsletter 340

The latest issue of the popular Lib Dem FOCUS Newsletter has just gone to press.

It will be distributed free across the ward by our team of volunteers

Bob Sullivan would be pleased to hear from anyone who would like to deliver a FOCUS round near their home, or would like to join the FOCUS Team. You can contact him through this website or by calling 8556 8335, thank you.

You can access the latest issue here: Leyton 340

Liberal Democrat Alternative Budget

The following is the alternative budget proposed by the Liberal Democrats at this year’s budget setting meeting:

Table 1 New Additional Reductions

Corporate Communications

£250,000

Trade Union subsidies

£121,000

Loss of Junior members

Scrap WFN and cut advertising budget

£32,000

£100,000

Total of new additional reductions

£503,000

 

Table 2 Proposed Use of Reserves

Of £43 million earmarked reserves:

Of general balances:

Total of Proposed Use of Reserves:

£6,465,046

£1,000,000

£7,465,046

 

Table 3 – New growth

 

 
Business, Skills and Jobs

New apprenticeships & Graduate Schemes

£1,000,000

Jobs, Skills and Attainment Schemes

£750,000

Business Support/Mentoring

£750,000

Total Business and Jobs

£2,500,000

 

Children’s Services

Short Breaks and Respite Care

£170,000

Fostering & adoption

£130,000

Youth Services

£200,000

Free breakfast – Primary children

Total Children’s Services

£3,100,000

£3,600,000

 

Adult Services

Short Breaks and Respite Care

£170,000

Total Adult Services

 

Capital investment growth

Road resurfacing

£170,000

 

 

£1,000,000

 

Other Growth

Increase drain cleaning

Pest control, rats and mice

Debt Counselling Service

£200,000

£30,000

£300,000

Reduction in Youth and Sports Fees

£20,046

Reinstate Harrow Green Library

£128,000


Total Other Growth

 

£678,046

TOTAL GROWTH

£7,968,046

 

Council Chooses Free Fireworks Over Library Funding!

At the Council’s budget meeting Liberal Democrat councillors highlighted the Council’s spending of £130,000 on fireworks in January. This money could have kept the Library at Harrow Green open for a year.

At the meeting it was said funding of Harrow Green library is a waste of money. Labour councillors also said that they liked the fireworks. This is astonishing given that Harrow Green library is situated in one of the most deprived areas of Waltham Forest.

Children and families in this area now see that their Council prefers half hour of fireworks rather than keeping open their library.

What do you think – should the Council spend money on fireworks or open Harrow Green Library?

Focus says: This is not all. The Council is planning to spend another million of tax payers money on fireworks and other events this year. Given the current financial situation is this the right priority?