Thursday, March 29, 2007
As you can see from the link, the voting results were quite tight.
But remember, only your Conservative Councillors can and will fight to stop the proposals to build on Capstone Valley.
We have won once before and we can win again.
SAVE CAPSTONE VALLEY
Also, as explained in an earlier story Medway Labour Councillors voted against to introduce half price bus fares to school children!!
Where's their logic in that vote?
There is always a lower turn out in local elections, but local issues matter more to local people.
On May 3rd, don't take it for granted that someone else will vote and everything will be ok. Every vote counts.
Vote Conservative on May 3rd to let your local Conservatives continue the fight to keep Capstone Valley.
Only the Conservatives are against the destruction of Capstone Valley for another mass house build.
posted by matt bright.
Sunday, March 25, 2007
I am currently a very depressed football fan. I have kept my football passions away from this blogsite but after yesterdays 5-0 demolition I feel I have to make some comments.
We are not good travellers this season, we struggled in East London, so Cumbria was always going to be a serious challenge!
The last few seasons, no matter what division we are in we always seem to languish between 15th and 20th.
Just hovering above relegation can make for an exciting end of season, but I would rather just be hovering just outside the play-offs.
We have 2 important weeks coming up, at home to Brentford (23rd in the league), then away to Rotherham (bottom of the league), if we get 4 points from these 2 games then we should be ok.
Hopefully we will avoid 'the drop' this season and look to re-build for next season, but something tells me unless we get the new stadium in place in the near future we will just be hovering around in the lower leagues again for a while.
posted by matt bright
They had over 650 leaflets presented to them, and a map with several highlighted roads in which had to be completed.
They started at Devon Close, working their way round Heron Way to finally finish up 3 hours later at Freshwater Road.
So if you received an 'In Touch' newsletter on or between them roads you have Tracey and her friend to thank.
posted by matt bright.
Friday, March 23, 2007
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Saturday, March 17, 2007
Here are a few more snaps of myself (Matt Bright) and Pat with some of our Conservative colleagues last week at our litter pick in Princes Park.
We managed to fill 12 'black sacks' to the rim, which were later disposed of via the tip.
Us volunteers and the council can only clean and clear so much litter.
It is everyones responsibility locally and beyond to tackle litter. Some people need to be re-educated in how to dispose and recycle rubbish. All the litter we picked up has been thrown there by someone, unfortunately trying to change peoples habits is a lot harder then organising a group of volunteers to clean the hedgerows.
posted by matt bright
Saturday, March 10, 2007
We were joined by another 6 volunteers who are local Conservative
We only managed to clear a small piece of land from rubbish compared to the total size of the Princes Park ward, but we did it voluntary and it took a couple of hours. We have certainly improved that part of the ward, lets hope it stays litter free.
Thursday, March 08, 2007
The screen will be situtated in or around Morrisons.
As well as providing public information the screens can broadcast different information relevant to Princes Park. It can also be used to convey important information in the event of an emergency or provide details about a missing person, for example.
There will be another 11 similar screens located in and around Medway.
Click on this link for the full story.
posted by matt bright.
Wednesday, March 07, 2007
I am not really coming up with a new diet. What I am going to say is, if any of you would like to get fitter, come and join us with our leafleting. Going up and down the steep hills in Princes Park is much better than an hour in an expensive gym.
Now, on a more serious note. If you have ever thought you would like to influence politicians, or have an idea on how to improve the area you live in, you can. People who influence politics are like you or your neighbour. They are not some elite band! Just by getting involved with your local party you can have your say. If enough people put a point of view forward they really do have to listen. So come on forward and become one of those who can make a difference to this country of ours.
posted by Pat
Sunday, March 04, 2007
If the houses are built it will directly affect residents locally, leading to increased traffic, noise and pollution in and around Princes Park. You will also lose a fantastic piece of greenbelt land right on your doorstep. Just imagine 9,000 more houses adding pressure onto your local schools and local services.
Some of the land in the valley is owned by Medway Council, and the Conservative Group on Medway Council are pledged not to sell any council land in the valley for housing.
Saturday, March 03, 2007
During January we distributed our questionnaire to 12,000 households of which just over 2,700 where delivered in Princes Park. We are delighted at the response rate which has reached 20% in some wards – a very high rate for a postal survey of this nature.
Included in the findings:
*The Health Service, Crime and Immigration are the top issues causing concern for local voters
*Only 37% of respondents support the introduction of ID Cards
*77% of respondents believe Inheritance Tax should either be significantly reformed or abolished completely.
*78% believe a future Conservative Government should continue to oppose the Euro Currency.
*92% of respondents did not believe that local A&E services were adequately funded by the Labour government.
Hundreds of local issues were also brought to our attention with graffiti, vandalism, fly tipping and litter at the top of the lists in Princes Park. Wherever specific problems have been reported we have done our best to get these dealt with.
Myself (Matt Bright) and Pat Gulvin have been busy phoning or visiting the many respondents who asked to speak to a local Conservative councillor or candidate. Many of these issues are personal or confidential so we cannot report them here – but everyone that has asked for a visit will be contacted as soon as possible.
We would also like to thank the dozens of people who have offered to help us by delivering leaflets or joining the Conservative Party.