Adur District Council – our priorities and pledges

Our policy pledges are underpinned by three key principles

  1. We will put the people of Adur at the heart of council decision-making – we will listen to our communities
  2. We will challenge discrimination and promote equality of opportunity
  3. We will embed combating the climate emergency in all our policies

The headlines:

Labour listens

Better bin collections and recycling – food waste collections

Faster action to tackle the climate emergency, including better insulation and heating systems for council homes

More homes for local people and a fair deal for council tenants – faster and better repairs

Improved green spaces – invaluable community resources

Improved public spaces across Adur – our town and village centres, supporting local businesses and jobs

Priority to local businesses for council contracts

Using your money wisely – no council tax increases without improving services.

 

How would we achieve these improvements: 

Improving our environment

  • Improving green spaces across Adur; rewilding, more wildflowers, more trees
  • Acting more quickly to tackle the climate emergency, including better insulation and heating systems for council homes and public buildings
  • Making sure that the air we breathe is clean by increasing air quality testing especially around schools
  • Bringing in safe cycle routes – which are well designed and planned together with the community
  • Creating more electric vehicle recharging points to make it easier to use electric cars

Improving our bin collections – Reducing waste, improving recycling

  • Bringing in regular food waste collections for homes and businesses
  • 7-day a week opening for recycling centres (tips). (Labour would not have implemented a booking system restricting residents to one visit a week)
  • Improving communal bin storage and collections – to reduce mess and fly-tipping around these bins
  • Bringing in community composters and community recycling
  • funding ‘make do and mend’ initiatives like Men in Sheds and the Adur Repair Café
  • Increasing the different types of waste we can reuse and recycle locally

Improving our homes

  • Building more council homes so that local people on typical local wages, or low incomes, can afford to stay here
  • A fair deal for council tenants with timely, good quality repairs
  • Improving living standards through planned maintenance programmes to modern energy efficiency standards – insulating homes to cut energy bills and reducing emissions that harm the environment
  • Ensuring that any new developments include more homes for local people, more green space, disabled access and financial support for schools and health services

Improving our town centres – community, opportunity, prosperity

  • Improving the public spaces in our town centres – creating safe, attractive areas with their own identities and community facilities
  • Supporting local businesses and jobs – investing in Sompting, Lancing, Shoreham, Southwick and Fishersgate.

Supporting local business

  • Council contracts are a large proportion of council spending and are critical to the delivery of public services – we will make sure that more contracts go to local businesses, to build the local economy and jobs, and improve the local environment.

Your money used wisely

  • There should be no council tax increases without improving services. A lot of our money is invested in commercial property outside the district, across the country. This carries risk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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