Thank you Brighton Hill Asda

Thank you Brighton Hill Asda

Let’s give Asda Brighton Hill a big hand for getting it right.

For some time, Labour Councillors have received many complaints about the dumping of trolleys creating an eyesore in our local community.

During Sunday’s Brighton hill community litter pick we happened to spot the arrival of brand new trolleys with magnetic locking wheels that won’t let the trolley be taken off site. I couldn’t resist taking a picture when I was shopping today.

As soon as the trolley gets to the pre-set boundary the locking wheel leaps into action preventing it from being moved any further.

With luck dumped trolleys will be a thing of the past.

Thanks Brighton Hill Asda, for helping to make our community a better place to live.

Universal Credit is coming to get YOU!

Universal Credit is coming to get YOU!

Universal Credit is due to be rolled out across the Basingstoke area in February 201. The introduction of Universal Credit in other parts of the country has left people waiting six weeks to receive payment.

Citizens Advice Basingstoke is warning people who receive benefits and tax credits to prepare. The charity expects around 10,000 people in the Basingstoke area to be affected by the Universal Credit roll-out.

Sign the petition to abolish this unfair system which is making hundreds of people homeless.

Protect the bus pass

Protect the bus pass

Proposals have been announced to charge pensioners for their older persons bus pass.

The plans are to charge you £10 when you apply for your pass. Plus you will be charged a whopping 50p every time you use the bus. That’s a pound, there and back every time you need to do the shopping, visit a friend or get to the doctors.

Many residents in Brighton Hill will be hit hard by this proposal. People I have spoken to have said how important it is that the bus pass is free and that if they have to pay they will not be able to go out much. They worry about getting lonely or not being able to afford to go for medical appointments.

It’s an accepted fact that getting out and about makes us fitter, healthier and happier. Age UK has made it clear to Government that the lack of access to transport has a profound impact on quality of life and that many older people find it difficult to get to hospital appointments or GP’s without using public transport.

This proposal is going to cause real financial hardship and increased loneliness in our community and that’s why I am supporting our labour councillors in fighting this proposal.

Tip Tax

Tip Tax

On 8th November 2017 at the Communities Environment and Partnerships committee meeting the Conservative Council voted in favour of Hampshire County Council introducing a Tip Tax at Wade Road – a £1 blanket admission charge for all people entering the site. We can all guess that this will go up every year and the road leading into the tip will just have a longer tailback than ever as people pay at the gate.

So the quality of our environment will get worse with increased fly tipping and more bonfires reducing air quality even further.

Say NO to the Tip Tax and support your local labour councillor.

 

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