West Watford Labour councillors, Mo Mills, Jackie Connal and Jagtar Singh Dhindsa joined Farm Terrace allotment holders at the Royal Courts of Justice on Friday 25th July to support the community's application for a judicial review of the government's go-ahead to concrete over their plots. A decision is expected in the near future. For a full report read here
Labour County Councillors for Watford Nigel Bell and Anne Joynes are opposing the proposal to reduce the opening hours of household waste transfer stations at Rickmansworth and Waterdale. The changes proposed by the Tory council would close the facilities at 4pm and on two days a week. Nigel Bell said, "This is a false economy and will lead to increased fly tipping". You can write and oppose the county plans here.
Matt Turmaine, Labour's local Parliamentary candidate has described as 'astonishing' the report that chiefs at Watford's cash strapped hospital have been paid £130,000 in bonuses whilst nurses and other staff have had their pay frozen yet again. He has called for the former hospital Executives to repay their bonuses to the NHS. Read more
Shelter’s research shows that that for couples with children on average incomes, there is not one home that is affordable to this group in our town. This news has been described as 'shocking' by Labour's Parliamentary candidate Matt Turmaine.
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The people of Watford have been let down”, said Ed Miliband whilst on a two day fact-finding visit to Watford Hospital last month. The Labour Leader criticised the Conservative/Liberal Democrat Coalition for failing to invest in the town’s hospital.
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Watford's Lib Dem Mayor, perhaps with a post election career in mind, says she intends to carry on regardless. Responding that to the news that the High Court had given the Farm Terrace allotment holders leave to challenge her decision to build houses on their vegetable patches, Thornhill told the Watford Observer, "we will carry on one way or another". Meanwhile the Farm Terrace campaigners are preparing for a full court hearing later this summer to stop Dorothy getting her hands on their fertile plots. Read more
Labour’s mayoral candidate, Jagtar Singh-Dhindsa, together with Councillor Jackie Connal and its parliamentary candidate, Matt Turmaine, attended a candle lit vigil in Watford High Street to draw attention to the plight of the people who are starving in the country, organised by the Watford Amnesty group. Read more here
Labour's 5 point plan for jobs
This is a really worrying time for families, struggling with higher food prices and gas bills and worried about their jobs and their children’s futures. That’s why Labour has set out a clear five-point plan for jobs, to help struggling families and support small businesses.
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The Lib Dem Watford Council is sending more not less refuse to landfill. Read more
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