Labour’s Contract with Residents and Neighbourhoods

Councillor-Warren-Morgan-1_1__1_.jpgLabour in Brighton and Hove is today launching a five point contract with residents and neighbourhoods aimed at giving people across the city a better service and a better deal from the council if Labour are elected in May.

Councillor Warren Morgan, Leader of the Labour and Co-operative Group, said:

We want to put power in the hands of residents and neighbourhoods, to ensure people can access services simply and easily, tackle problems early and at a local level, and make sure reports are followed up. Residents can expect better from their city council under Labour. 

Labour are pledging to:

  • Devolve power to local neighbourhoods via “local service centres”: town halls, children’s centres, libraries and community centres, where residents can access council services at a venue local to them.

  • Set up integrated teams of council staff in every neighbourhood who will work on the streets to tackle fly-tipping, missed collections, litter and dog mess, housing issues, broken street lights, licensing, planning enforcement and more.

  • Introduce better online and mobile app reporting so that residents can send in a report or complaint and follow how it is being dealt with and by whom. Implement a ‘My Account’ online service where residents can access their council services online, e.g. to pay their council tax and parking permits.

  • Set up a single call centre to deal with all council issues and signpost residents to other local services.

  • Ensure every neighbourhood has a representative local body that can identify local issues and speak for the community, headed by and working with local councillors as community champions.

Labour’s proposals are modelled on work done by Oldham Council: http://www.oldham.gov.uk/. Funding would come from the merging of existing budgets.

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commented 2015-05-06 21:34:28 +0100
I really am a bit disturbed by the info around this election. I’ve been trawling keywords for 2 hours trying to find the voting records of the candidate councillors and in fact any policy of Labour’s, locally, other than, to have rubbish collected. Really? Is that it? Tories were worse. Reassured by Purna’s international and human rights experience, obviously, but of local candidates for all parties, what outcomes are not already decided in Brighton?.. experience suggests all are already sown up in transport policy and plans, leaving probably only ….refuse. Torn this year, but wanted information…proper information.
commented 2015-04-23 20:05:26 +0100
Please clean up Brighton and Hove and make it a nice place again to live. I live on Melbourne Street off Lewes Road and it’s so heart breaking to see how dirty it is every morning when I go to work.

Hove is no better the paves are so dirty!! Everywhere is so dirty within the main town centres of Brighton and Hove. The whole city has become seedy and dirty.

Near Brighton Pavilion on the green with a statue of Queen Victoria, there are people camping there, making it a mess and complaining about the housing situation. This is not the way to deal with this issue, ruining this green space in Brighton.

Again, please clean up Brighton and Hove!

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