Row over ‘shoddy’ tour road repairs in Haworth

Keighley News: Councillors Rebecca Poulsen and Glen Miller in Changegate, Haworth, which has already been marked for repairs after recent resurfacing work was carried out Councillors Rebecca Poulsen and Glen Miller in Changegate, Haworth, which has already been marked for repairs after recent resurfacing work was carried out

The quality of road resurfacing work in Haworth ahead of the Tour de France has come under fire from councillors.

District councillor Rebecca Poulsen said asphalt laid down in Changegate on Friday had covered up patches where the street’s historic setts had still been visible.

She added that as the asphalt had been placed over the existing surface, it is now higher than the pavement in some places.

“I’ve been contacted by a lady who lives on this street, who is really worried about flooding,” she added. “There’s now nowhere else for the water to drain except into her property.

“Normally, they would remove the old road surface first then resurface it properly – not just put another layer right on top.”

Worth Valley ward councillor Glen Miller said: “The work appears to be below standard, which means I’m concerned this will end up costing further money in the long-run.”

Both Coun Poulsen and Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury Parish Council chairman Coun John Huxley also hit out at the work done to fill in potholes in Brow Road.

They said this had been done so “shoddily”, the steep road is now even bumpier than before.

“I’ve never before seen such an atrocious job in my life,” said Coun Poulsen.

Coun Huxley said the quality of the re-surfacing on Brow Road was “appalling”.

He added: “These potholes needed doing, and I accept there are budgetary constraints, but I can’t believe how badly this has been done. It looks like they’ve just poured the material in and not rolled it.”

Responding to the complaints about Changegate, a Bradford Council Highways spokesman said: “The work has been carried out in preparation for the Tour de France, so the roads are in a suitable condition for the event.

“We have used micro asphalt, which needs a few weeks to bed in. We will also be giving it another sweep soon. After that, it will look much better.

“The only setts in Changegate are those underneath the old tarmacadam road surface. It may be some of these were visible because the road had failed in areas and had exposed what was underneath.

“We do not have any concerns about flooding where the asphalt is reported to be higher than the pavement, but will look into this.

“Regarding potholes in Brow Road, we are hoping to resurface this in the coming financial year.”

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12:43pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Mixter says...

I dont know who or how the council has potholes fixed, but they are being taken for a ride. (no pun intended). There are potholes in Fell Lane that have now been 'fixed' twice inside 12 months. Who is paying for this??
I dont know who or how the council has potholes fixed, but they are being taken for a ride. (no pun intended). There are potholes in Fell Lane that have now been 'fixed' twice inside 12 months. Who is paying for this?? Mixter
  • Score: 2

12:37am Fri 4 Apr 14

MorriseyRocks says...

Its re-election time again I see. We don't hear anything from Coucillor Miller for months and then within sight of the elections he's in the KN on a weekly basis with essentially meaningless stories. I can't recall a single important issue he has been involved in. Time for a change methinks.
Its re-election time again I see. We don't hear anything from Coucillor Miller for months and then within sight of the elections he's in the KN on a weekly basis with essentially meaningless stories. I can't recall a single important issue he has been involved in. Time for a change methinks. MorriseyRocks
  • Score: -2

1:00pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Mixter says...

I dont know this bloke from Adam, but wouldnt say shoddy road repairs are 'meaningless'.
I also accept most Councillors are only interested in the public at voting time, but i think there is an agenda here from his 'opposition'.
I dont know this bloke from Adam, but wouldnt say shoddy road repairs are 'meaningless'. I also accept most Councillors are only interested in the public at voting time, but i think there is an agenda here from his 'opposition'. Mixter
  • Score: 1

1:52pm Fri 4 Apr 14

MarkPullen says...

So repairing potholes is worthy of a photo story and attention but improving road safety on the A629 is not.

Hmmm!
So repairing potholes is worthy of a photo story and attention but improving road safety on the A629 is not. Hmmm! MarkPullen
  • Score: 1

12:35am Mon 7 Apr 14

Mr Perks says...

If I see either of these two stood next to a defective road again, I'm going to scream!

I wonder if they can appreciate the hypocrisy of complaining about Bradford Met either not doing some kind of remedial work or threatening to cut a public service when the political party that they represent are decimating funding to the very local council that's doing the work?

If you value services like education and health care, along with well maintained roads.If you rely on NHS doctors and hospitals and schools where you don't pay by the term, then I urge you to vote for anybody BUT the Conservative Party this time next year. Your children and your children's children will thank you for it.

Should they gain a working majority at the next election, everything within the community will be utterly destroyed, it will be dog eat dog, with the rich paying for what they need and everyone else left with underfunded and substandard services. Please don't let them destroy everything that generation after generation of normal, everyday local people worked so hard to build.
If I see either of these two stood next to a defective road again, I'm going to scream! I wonder if they can appreciate the hypocrisy of complaining about Bradford Met either not doing some kind of remedial work or threatening to cut a public service [Haworth park toilets for instance] when the political party that they represent are decimating funding to the very local council that's doing the work? If you value services like education and health care, along with well maintained roads.If you rely on NHS doctors and hospitals and schools where you don't pay by the term, then I urge you to vote for anybody BUT the Conservative Party this time next year. Your children and your children's children will thank you for it. Should they gain a working majority at the next election, everything within the community will be utterly destroyed, it will be dog eat dog, with the rich paying for what they need and everyone else left with underfunded and substandard services. Please don't let them destroy everything that generation after generation of normal, everyday local people worked so hard to build. Mr Perks
  • Score: -1

10:23am Mon 7 Apr 14

Kingchaser says...

Mr Perks wrote:
If I see either of these two stood next to a defective road again, I'm going to scream! I wonder if they can appreciate the hypocrisy of complaining about Bradford Met either not doing some kind of remedial work or threatening to cut a public service when the political party that they represent are decimating funding to the very local council that's doing the work? If you value services like education and health care, along with well maintained roads.If you rely on NHS doctors and hospitals and schools where you don't pay by the term, then I urge you to vote for anybody BUT the Conservative Party this time next year. Your children and your children's children will thank you for it. Should they gain a working majority at the next election, everything within the community will be utterly destroyed, it will be dog eat dog, with the rich paying for what they need and everyone else left with underfunded and substandard services. Please don't let them destroy everything that generation after generation of normal, everyday local people worked so hard to build.
What a lot of old nonsense.

The fact that there are cuts is based on two indisputable facts:

This country is in decline and has been overspending based on it's income for decades. The NHS, pensions, armed forces, education have all been funded by borrowing and that cannot continue indefinitely.

That over-borrowing situation has been exacerbated by every Labour government that there has ever been. They overspend, under-deliver and have a policy of making their core vote benefits-dependant. They introduce a massive imbalance between the Private (wealth generating) sector and the Public (wealth spending) sector. They always, always, run out of money without making significant improvements.

It has always been the Conservative's task (this time with the assistance of the LibDems) to grasp the nettle, risk massive unpopularity but still do what is right for the country and at least bring down the rate at which the debt continues to mount.

Standards of living will continue to drop in this country (pot-holes are the least of our worries) for a long time to come regardless of which political party gets in. But it will drop quicker and harder if Labour get in.
[quote][p][bold]Mr Perks[/bold] wrote: If I see either of these two stood next to a defective road again, I'm going to scream! I wonder if they can appreciate the hypocrisy of complaining about Bradford Met either not doing some kind of remedial work or threatening to cut a public service [Haworth park toilets for instance] when the political party that they represent are decimating funding to the very local council that's doing the work? If you value services like education and health care, along with well maintained roads.If you rely on NHS doctors and hospitals and schools where you don't pay by the term, then I urge you to vote for anybody BUT the Conservative Party this time next year. Your children and your children's children will thank you for it. Should they gain a working majority at the next election, everything within the community will be utterly destroyed, it will be dog eat dog, with the rich paying for what they need and everyone else left with underfunded and substandard services. Please don't let them destroy everything that generation after generation of normal, everyday local people worked so hard to build.[/p][/quote]What a lot of old nonsense. The fact that there are cuts is based on two indisputable facts: This country is in decline and has been overspending based on it's income for decades. The NHS, pensions, armed forces, education have all been funded by borrowing and that cannot continue indefinitely. That over-borrowing situation has been exacerbated by every Labour government that there has ever been. They overspend, under-deliver and have a policy of making their core vote benefits-dependant. They introduce a massive imbalance between the Private (wealth generating) sector and the Public (wealth spending) sector. They always, always, run out of money without making significant improvements. It has always been the Conservative's task (this time with the assistance of the LibDems) to grasp the nettle, risk massive unpopularity but still do what is right for the country and at least bring down the rate at which the debt continues to mount. Standards of living will continue to drop in this country (pot-holes are the least of our worries) for a long time to come regardless of which political party gets in. But it will drop quicker and harder if Labour get in. Kingchaser
  • Score: 1

10:25am Mon 7 Apr 14

MarkPullen says...

Kingchaser wrote:
Mr Perks wrote:
If I see either of these two stood next to a defective road again, I'm going to scream! I wonder if they can appreciate the hypocrisy of complaining about Bradford Met either not doing some kind of remedial work or threatening to cut a public service when the political party that they represent are decimating funding to the very local council that's doing the work? If you value services like education and health care, along with well maintained roads.If you rely on NHS doctors and hospitals and schools where you don't pay by the term, then I urge you to vote for anybody BUT the Conservative Party this time next year. Your children and your children's children will thank you for it. Should they gain a working majority at the next election, everything within the community will be utterly destroyed, it will be dog eat dog, with the rich paying for what they need and everyone else left with underfunded and substandard services. Please don't let them destroy everything that generation after generation of normal, everyday local people worked so hard to build.
What a lot of old nonsense.

The fact that there are cuts is based on two indisputable facts:

This country is in decline and has been overspending based on it's income for decades. The NHS, pensions, armed forces, education have all been funded by borrowing and that cannot continue indefinitely.

That over-borrowing situation has been exacerbated by every Labour government that there has ever been. They overspend, under-deliver and have a policy of making their core vote benefits-dependant. They introduce a massive imbalance between the Private (wealth generating) sector and the Public (wealth spending) sector. They always, always, run out of money without making significant improvements.

It has always been the Conservative's task (this time with the assistance of the LibDems) to grasp the nettle, risk massive unpopularity but still do what is right for the country and at least bring down the rate at which the debt continues to mount.

Standards of living will continue to drop in this country (pot-holes are the least of our worries) for a long time to come regardless of which political party gets in. But it will drop quicker and harder if Labour get in.
But if pot holes are the least of our worries the why are they gaining so much publicity?
[quote][p][bold]Kingchaser[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Perks[/bold] wrote: If I see either of these two stood next to a defective road again, I'm going to scream! I wonder if they can appreciate the hypocrisy of complaining about Bradford Met either not doing some kind of remedial work or threatening to cut a public service [Haworth park toilets for instance] when the political party that they represent are decimating funding to the very local council that's doing the work? If you value services like education and health care, along with well maintained roads.If you rely on NHS doctors and hospitals and schools where you don't pay by the term, then I urge you to vote for anybody BUT the Conservative Party this time next year. Your children and your children's children will thank you for it. Should they gain a working majority at the next election, everything within the community will be utterly destroyed, it will be dog eat dog, with the rich paying for what they need and everyone else left with underfunded and substandard services. Please don't let them destroy everything that generation after generation of normal, everyday local people worked so hard to build.[/p][/quote]What a lot of old nonsense. The fact that there are cuts is based on two indisputable facts: This country is in decline and has been overspending based on it's income for decades. The NHS, pensions, armed forces, education have all been funded by borrowing and that cannot continue indefinitely. That over-borrowing situation has been exacerbated by every Labour government that there has ever been. They overspend, under-deliver and have a policy of making their core vote benefits-dependant. They introduce a massive imbalance between the Private (wealth generating) sector and the Public (wealth spending) sector. They always, always, run out of money without making significant improvements. It has always been the Conservative's task (this time with the assistance of the LibDems) to grasp the nettle, risk massive unpopularity but still do what is right for the country and at least bring down the rate at which the debt continues to mount. Standards of living will continue to drop in this country (pot-holes are the least of our worries) for a long time to come regardless of which political party gets in. But it will drop quicker and harder if Labour get in.[/p][/quote]But if pot holes are the least of our worries the why are they gaining so much publicity? MarkPullen
  • Score: -1

10:47am Mon 7 Apr 14

Kingchaser says...

MarkPullen wrote:
Kingchaser wrote:
Mr Perks wrote: If I see either of these two stood next to a defective road again, I'm going to scream! I wonder if they can appreciate the hypocrisy of complaining about Bradford Met either not doing some kind of remedial work or threatening to cut a public service when the political party that they represent are decimating funding to the very local council that's doing the work? If you value services like education and health care, along with well maintained roads.If you rely on NHS doctors and hospitals and schools where you don't pay by the term, then I urge you to vote for anybody BUT the Conservative Party this time next year. Your children and your children's children will thank you for it. Should they gain a working majority at the next election, everything within the community will be utterly destroyed, it will be dog eat dog, with the rich paying for what they need and everyone else left with underfunded and substandard services. Please don't let them destroy everything that generation after generation of normal, everyday local people worked so hard to build.
What a lot of old nonsense. The fact that there are cuts is based on two indisputable facts: This country is in decline and has been overspending based on it's income for decades. The NHS, pensions, armed forces, education have all been funded by borrowing and that cannot continue indefinitely. That over-borrowing situation has been exacerbated by every Labour government that there has ever been. They overspend, under-deliver and have a policy of making their core vote benefits-dependant. They introduce a massive imbalance between the Private (wealth generating) sector and the Public (wealth spending) sector. They always, always, run out of money without making significant improvements. It has always been the Conservative's task (this time with the assistance of the LibDems) to grasp the nettle, risk massive unpopularity but still do what is right for the country and at least bring down the rate at which the debt continues to mount. Standards of living will continue to drop in this country (pot-holes are the least of our worries) for a long time to come regardless of which political party gets in. But it will drop quicker and harder if Labour get in.
But if pot holes are the least of our worries the why are they gaining so much publicity?
Because it's local news, Mark, especially with the bike race coming soon.

But actually, generally, our standards of living are dropping significantly as food, accomodation, energy, domestic appliances, cars, petrol, insurance, council tax, etc etc gets less and less affordable. More and more of our income is being taxed to pay for health, pensions, armed forces, policing etc and that leaves less for us to spend on non-essentials. But that's not a local story. So it won't be covered in the KN.
[quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kingchaser[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Perks[/bold] wrote: If I see either of these two stood next to a defective road again, I'm going to scream! I wonder if they can appreciate the hypocrisy of complaining about Bradford Met either not doing some kind of remedial work or threatening to cut a public service [Haworth park toilets for instance] when the political party that they represent are decimating funding to the very local council that's doing the work? If you value services like education and health care, along with well maintained roads.If you rely on NHS doctors and hospitals and schools where you don't pay by the term, then I urge you to vote for anybody BUT the Conservative Party this time next year. Your children and your children's children will thank you for it. Should they gain a working majority at the next election, everything within the community will be utterly destroyed, it will be dog eat dog, with the rich paying for what they need and everyone else left with underfunded and substandard services. Please don't let them destroy everything that generation after generation of normal, everyday local people worked so hard to build.[/p][/quote]What a lot of old nonsense. The fact that there are cuts is based on two indisputable facts: This country is in decline and has been overspending based on it's income for decades. The NHS, pensions, armed forces, education have all been funded by borrowing and that cannot continue indefinitely. That over-borrowing situation has been exacerbated by every Labour government that there has ever been. They overspend, under-deliver and have a policy of making their core vote benefits-dependant. They introduce a massive imbalance between the Private (wealth generating) sector and the Public (wealth spending) sector. They always, always, run out of money without making significant improvements. It has always been the Conservative's task (this time with the assistance of the LibDems) to grasp the nettle, risk massive unpopularity but still do what is right for the country and at least bring down the rate at which the debt continues to mount. Standards of living will continue to drop in this country (pot-holes are the least of our worries) for a long time to come regardless of which political party gets in. But it will drop quicker and harder if Labour get in.[/p][/quote]But if pot holes are the least of our worries the why are they gaining so much publicity?[/p][/quote]Because it's local news, Mark, especially with the bike race coming soon. But actually, generally, our standards of living are dropping significantly as food, accomodation, energy, domestic appliances, cars, petrol, insurance, council tax, etc etc gets less and less affordable. More and more of our income is being taxed to pay for health, pensions, armed forces, policing etc and that leaves less for us to spend on non-essentials. But that's not a local story. So it won't be covered in the KN. Kingchaser
  • Score: -1

10:50am Mon 7 Apr 14

MarkPullen says...

Kingchaser wrote:
MarkPullen wrote:
Kingchaser wrote:
Mr Perks wrote: If I see either of these two stood next to a defective road again, I'm going to scream! I wonder if they can appreciate the hypocrisy of complaining about Bradford Met either not doing some kind of remedial work or threatening to cut a public service when the political party that they represent are decimating funding to the very local council that's doing the work? If you value services like education and health care, along with well maintained roads.If you rely on NHS doctors and hospitals and schools where you don't pay by the term, then I urge you to vote for anybody BUT the Conservative Party this time next year. Your children and your children's children will thank you for it. Should they gain a working majority at the next election, everything within the community will be utterly destroyed, it will be dog eat dog, with the rich paying for what they need and everyone else left with underfunded and substandard services. Please don't let them destroy everything that generation after generation of normal, everyday local people worked so hard to build.
What a lot of old nonsense. The fact that there are cuts is based on two indisputable facts: This country is in decline and has been overspending based on it's income for decades. The NHS, pensions, armed forces, education have all been funded by borrowing and that cannot continue indefinitely. That over-borrowing situation has been exacerbated by every Labour government that there has ever been. They overspend, under-deliver and have a policy of making their core vote benefits-dependant. They introduce a massive imbalance between the Private (wealth generating) sector and the Public (wealth spending) sector. They always, always, run out of money without making significant improvements. It has always been the Conservative's task (this time with the assistance of the LibDems) to grasp the nettle, risk massive unpopularity but still do what is right for the country and at least bring down the rate at which the debt continues to mount. Standards of living will continue to drop in this country (pot-holes are the least of our worries) for a long time to come regardless of which political party gets in. But it will drop quicker and harder if Labour get in.
But if pot holes are the least of our worries the why are they gaining so much publicity?
Because it's local news, Mark, especially with the bike race coming soon.

But actually, generally, our standards of living are dropping significantly as food, accomodation, energy, domestic appliances, cars, petrol, insurance, council tax, etc etc gets less and less affordable. More and more of our income is being taxed to pay for health, pensions, armed forces, policing etc and that leaves less for us to spend on non-essentials. But that's not a local story. So it won't be covered in the KN.
It also depends on what will be seen as appropriate to voters - or am I being cynical?
[quote][p][bold]Kingchaser[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]MarkPullen[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kingchaser[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Perks[/bold] wrote: If I see either of these two stood next to a defective road again, I'm going to scream! I wonder if they can appreciate the hypocrisy of complaining about Bradford Met either not doing some kind of remedial work or threatening to cut a public service [Haworth park toilets for instance] when the political party that they represent are decimating funding to the very local council that's doing the work? If you value services like education and health care, along with well maintained roads.If you rely on NHS doctors and hospitals and schools where you don't pay by the term, then I urge you to vote for anybody BUT the Conservative Party this time next year. Your children and your children's children will thank you for it. Should they gain a working majority at the next election, everything within the community will be utterly destroyed, it will be dog eat dog, with the rich paying for what they need and everyone else left with underfunded and substandard services. Please don't let them destroy everything that generation after generation of normal, everyday local people worked so hard to build.[/p][/quote]What a lot of old nonsense. The fact that there are cuts is based on two indisputable facts: This country is in decline and has been overspending based on it's income for decades. The NHS, pensions, armed forces, education have all been funded by borrowing and that cannot continue indefinitely. That over-borrowing situation has been exacerbated by every Labour government that there has ever been. They overspend, under-deliver and have a policy of making their core vote benefits-dependant. They introduce a massive imbalance between the Private (wealth generating) sector and the Public (wealth spending) sector. They always, always, run out of money without making significant improvements. It has always been the Conservative's task (this time with the assistance of the LibDems) to grasp the nettle, risk massive unpopularity but still do what is right for the country and at least bring down the rate at which the debt continues to mount. Standards of living will continue to drop in this country (pot-holes are the least of our worries) for a long time to come regardless of which political party gets in. But it will drop quicker and harder if Labour get in.[/p][/quote]But if pot holes are the least of our worries the why are they gaining so much publicity?[/p][/quote]Because it's local news, Mark, especially with the bike race coming soon. But actually, generally, our standards of living are dropping significantly as food, accomodation, energy, domestic appliances, cars, petrol, insurance, council tax, etc etc gets less and less affordable. More and more of our income is being taxed to pay for health, pensions, armed forces, policing etc and that leaves less for us to spend on non-essentials. But that's not a local story. So it won't be covered in the KN.[/p][/quote]It also depends on what will be seen as appropriate to voters - or am I being cynical? MarkPullen
  • Score: -1

2:41pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Mixter says...

Mr Perks wrote:
If I see either of these two stood next to a defective road again, I'm going to scream!

I wonder if they can appreciate the hypocrisy of complaining about Bradford Met either not doing some kind of remedial work or threatening to cut a public service when the political party that they represent are decimating funding to the very local council that's doing the work?

If you value services like education and health care, along with well maintained roads.If you rely on NHS doctors and hospitals and schools where you don't pay by the term, then I urge you to vote for anybody BUT the Conservative Party this time next year. Your children and your children's children will thank you for it.

Should they gain a working majority at the next election, everything within the community will be utterly destroyed, it will be dog eat dog, with the rich paying for what they need and everyone else left with underfunded and substandard services. Please don't let them destroy everything that generation after generation of normal, everyday local people worked so hard to build.
Blair and Brown had 13 years at it, and made a right arse of everything. Filled us with foreigners, had a war or two, nailed us firmly under the boot of the EU, and left the place a mess.

And you want another go???
[quote][p][bold]Mr Perks[/bold] wrote: If I see either of these two stood next to a defective road again, I'm going to scream! I wonder if they can appreciate the hypocrisy of complaining about Bradford Met either not doing some kind of remedial work or threatening to cut a public service [Haworth park toilets for instance] when the political party that they represent are decimating funding to the very local council that's doing the work? If you value services like education and health care, along with well maintained roads.If you rely on NHS doctors and hospitals and schools where you don't pay by the term, then I urge you to vote for anybody BUT the Conservative Party this time next year. Your children and your children's children will thank you for it. Should they gain a working majority at the next election, everything within the community will be utterly destroyed, it will be dog eat dog, with the rich paying for what they need and everyone else left with underfunded and substandard services. Please don't let them destroy everything that generation after generation of normal, everyday local people worked so hard to build.[/p][/quote]Blair and Brown had 13 years at it, and made a right arse of everything. Filled us with foreigners, had a war or two, nailed us firmly under the boot of the EU, and left the place a mess. And you want another go??? Mixter
  • Score: -2

9:31pm Mon 7 Apr 14

Little Green Man says...

Mixter wrote:
Mr Perks wrote:
If I see either of these two stood next to a defective road again, I'm going to scream!

I wonder if they can appreciate the hypocrisy of complaining about Bradford Met either not doing some kind of remedial work or threatening to cut a public service when the political party that they represent are decimating funding to the very local council that's doing the work?

If you value services like education and health care, along with well maintained roads.If you rely on NHS doctors and hospitals and schools where you don't pay by the term, then I urge you to vote for anybody BUT the Conservative Party this time next year. Your children and your children's children will thank you for it.

Should they gain a working majority at the next election, everything within the community will be utterly destroyed, it will be dog eat dog, with the rich paying for what they need and everyone else left with underfunded and substandard services. Please don't let them destroy everything that generation after generation of normal, everyday local people worked so hard to build.
Blair and Brown had 13 years at it, and made a right arse of everything. Filled us with foreigners, had a war or two, nailed us firmly under the boot of the EU, and left the place a mess.

And you want another go???
Lol Mix, your memory is defective or very short or very selective!
[quote][p][bold]Mixter[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mr Perks[/bold] wrote: If I see either of these two stood next to a defective road again, I'm going to scream! I wonder if they can appreciate the hypocrisy of complaining about Bradford Met either not doing some kind of remedial work or threatening to cut a public service [Haworth park toilets for instance] when the political party that they represent are decimating funding to the very local council that's doing the work? If you value services like education and health care, along with well maintained roads.If you rely on NHS doctors and hospitals and schools where you don't pay by the term, then I urge you to vote for anybody BUT the Conservative Party this time next year. Your children and your children's children will thank you for it. Should they gain a working majority at the next election, everything within the community will be utterly destroyed, it will be dog eat dog, with the rich paying for what they need and everyone else left with underfunded and substandard services. Please don't let them destroy everything that generation after generation of normal, everyday local people worked so hard to build.[/p][/quote]Blair and Brown had 13 years at it, and made a right arse of everything. Filled us with foreigners, had a war or two, nailed us firmly under the boot of the EU, and left the place a mess. And you want another go???[/p][/quote]Lol Mix, your memory is defective or very short or very selective! Little Green Man
  • Score: 0

1:05pm Wed 9 Apr 14

Mixter says...

LGM, you best correct my memory, if it wasnt Blair and Browns (now admittedly flawed by Labour) 'multiculturalism', 2nd Iraq+Afghan wars, and tied us tighter to the EU.
LGM, you best correct my memory, if it wasnt Blair and Browns (now admittedly flawed by Labour) 'multiculturalism', 2nd Iraq+Afghan wars, and tied us tighter to the EU. Mixter
  • Score: -2

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