Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Manifesto Launch

Cornwall Liberal Democrats have launched our manifesto for the new Council elections on June 4th.

The headlines are:

- a promise to introduce 10p first hour parking to all local towns;
- to oversee the building of 1200 new affordable homes for local people every year;
- to freeze councillors' allowances;
- the cut council tax in real terms over the four year term.

The manifesto was launched at an afforable housing scheme in Blisland by myself, Ann Kerridge and Robin Teverson. The scheme represents the best of housing projects with ground source heating, larger than average interiors and affordable pricing tied to local use. The seven rented units are all occupied already and the the six properties for sale have all been reserved. The two bedroom houses will sell for £100,000 and the three bedrooms for £120,000.

The other key pledges we have made are to provide a new PCSO for every neighbourhood area in Cornwall - and possibly more in those areas that need them most, and to increase spending on adult social care by more than the rate of inflation.

The manifesto will be online soon and I'll link to it then.

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