This blog is mainly about the governance and future of policing and crime services. (Police & Crime Commissioners feature quite a lot.) But there are also posts about the wider justice system. And because I am town councillor and political activist, local & national issues are covered a little, as well.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Buckingham Labour Councillors Listening

On Saturday 7 July, the Labour Councillors from Buckingham Town Council are hosting an open & free ‘Tea and cakes morning’ at the Buckingham Community Centre.

One of the issues concerning local people is housing. We are very keen to hear your views about local rents, houses in multiple occupation and the availability of affordable housing – as well as all other matters relating to homes in Buckingham. We also want to know about jobs – what more do you think the Town and District Councils could be doing to create more jobs in and near the town?

We will be providing free hot drinks and cakes in exchange for your thoughts and ideas about our town. We promised in our election leaflets over a year ago to keep listening to local people. We have been doing that all these past months of course – but we thought now would be a good time to have an opportunity for a chat over a cup of tea. The Town Council will be working on the creation of the new Buckingham Neighbourhood Development Plan over the coming months

We had our last Listening event on Saturday 14th January 2012 which was very successful. Six months on we are having another one. So please come along and make your views known to your local Labour Councillors and other Labour Party Members from 11.00am to 1.00pm at the Community Centre on Saturday 7th July 2012.

AVDC Cllr Robin Stuchbury will be there to discuss District Council matters.

We are keen to hear what you have to say about local matters and national ones too, if you wish. And of course we will be very interested to hear your views on the forthcoming election for the Thames Valley Police & Crime Commissioner.

Beyond that, do tell us what you think about car parking, local plans and housing developments, roads, the town’s parks, events in the town, community safety, local health and social care services etc. – whatever matters to you.

We are keen to listen.

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