Let’s talk about School Streets Good walking and cycling routes to all primary and secondary schools in Winchester, plus decent, affordable bus services to secondary schools from each neighbourhood are essential. We would also be keen to work with families and schools who would like to set up a School Street. This would temporarily restrict… Continue reading Let’s talk about School Streets
Our debt to social care workers We are all grateful to the wonderful care workers who have helped so many local people during the Covid pandemic. Labour will work with the unions to tackle insecure work, to seek to raise pay to at least the Real Living Wage for carers and to provide better training… Continue reading Our debt to social care workers Social Care Workers
First Class Travel for Everyone in Winchester For a fairer and greener city, with cleaner air, that is people and planet friendly The Council’s plans for central Winchester include providing bus stops in the city to free up the current bus station area for re-development. It is unclear whether a new bus station or hub… Continue reading First Class Travel for Everyone in Winchester
First Class Homes in the right place, right size and right price Homes need to be places where people want to live, in environments that enhance their well-being The Council has a key role in helping everyone live in a decent, secure home that they can afford. It should build as much council housing, as… Continue reading First Class Homes in the right place, right size and right price
The future of Winchester City Centre – let’s get it right this time! The Central Winchester Regeneration project has staggered from one botched scheme to another under both the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats. Winchester really does deserve better with proper open consultations with local people followed by decisions made in public with the views… Continue reading The future of Winchester City Centre – let’s get it right this time!
Helping Households Reduce Household Waste Instead of paying for a garden waste collection, we would like to provide the chance for people to trial a free home composter. This could include those who don’t have a garden. The knowledge gained could be used to repeat the scheme so that more people can compost their garden… Continue reading Helping Households Reduce Household Waste
People Friendly Democracy Everyone in Winchester should be able to have their say in decisions made by the Council. No-one should be left out. We would like to see more conversations, rather than start-stop consultations, with local people about things that matter to them in their area. Residents, as citizens, need to be fully involved… Continue reading People Friendly Democracy
The future of Leisure in our City The new Leisure Centre at Bar End is soon to open. Labour councillors would press to ensure that the charges are appropriate for local people. The present council has put forward significantly greater charges than at River Park. This cannot be right. It’s two years since the contract… Continue reading The future of Leisure in our City
Early years – a vital start for children Education We need to restore the Labour Government’s aim to give children the best possible start in life through improvements to childcare, early education, health and family support, with an emphasis on outreach and community development.