The work this Council has done to help businesses and residents in Croham Ward
03/02/2014 10:53:00......Posted by Michael Neal
Text of speech in Full Council on “Ward Matters” on the 27th January 2014
Thank you Madam Mayor
I have represented Croham ward since 2002 with my colleagues Cllr Jason Perry and Cllr Maria Gatland, I would like to personally thank them for their dedication and hardwork in dealing with ward matters and the very important work they do for this Council in respect of Strategic planning and licensing.
Madam Mayor in May the residents of Croham will play their part in deciding who runs this council for the next 4 years.
Let us look at our record so far and set this against an inactive labour group who almost brought this council to bankruptcy prior to 2006 after 12 years in office.
We have just introduced half an hour free parking in South End to help business in the area.
Croham residents will benefit from the freeze in parking charges and permits for 2014 /15
We have introduced fixed rate night time parking in the newly named Restaurant Quarter Car Park at £2.50 – again a great boost for business and residents
New street lighting coming soon to Croham Ward
This Conservatives administration introduced plastic, green garden waste, FOODWASTE and tetra Pac recycling
Set this against Labours recycling rate of just 16% in 2006. Every resident I canvass in Croham, Waddon and Fairfield, state how happy they are about our recycling facilities.
When residents ask for additional recycling boxes we are always happy to oblige.
This Conservative administration has improved street cleaning in Croham.
This administration has invested thousands of pounds to repair Labours backlog of repairs and started to invest properly in our roads
We have introduced recycling in all blocks of flats.
Croham residents are able to use the new Waddon Leisure Centre which has first class pool and gym facilities.
We are investing in our schools, with £110 million from the Government to enable this administration to meet the ever growing demands of school places in Croham and other wards in Croydon.
The residents of Croham can look forward to the Hammerson / Westfield retail development in the town centre bringing thousands of jobs, new homes, new walkways and green spaces. The residents know that this scheme could only be delivered by a Conservative administration under the leadership of Cllr Mike Fisher.
We have new Public realm works for South End due to start in the spring, which will include decluttering, wider pavements, shop front improvements – in all £3million of investment
We have financially supported the very popular Food Festival in South End which proved so successful in the summer of last year, bringing business to the restaurant quarter.
We have prudent financial management of this Council. The residents of Croham trust the Conservatives because they know we will look after their money responsibly. They have not forgotten Labours massive 27% council tax rise in 2003 with 7.4% in 2004, 5.1 in 2005 and 6.3 in 2006
In April so long as you pay council tax, all households will have a £25 rebate.
All good news for residents from a Conservative administration delivering for the people of Croham.