We will invest in our public services, providing more for local people, ending years of austerity that have seen us get part-time services whilst being asked to pay more. We’ll invest in our leisure centres, car parks and community facilities to make sure you get the very best deal.
Our Borough has been left behind for too long when it comes to investment and regeneration. We want to see services devolved across the Borough so that wherever you live, you have the ability to access our services.
The next Labour Council in North Warwickshire, will generate millions of pounds to invest in our communities by selling unused Council assets and cutting back office waste.
We are committed to freezing Borough Council tax this year and have voted to freeze it since 2010.
Your next Labour and Co-operative Council will,
- Build a new Atherstone Leisure Centre which will also include the Council’s main offices, Council Chamber and Atherstone’s Hub to access all Council services.
- Work with our partners, Atherstone Town Community Football Club and the sports clubs at Royal Meadow Drive to deliver a new state-of-the-art sports facility in the town for a wide range of sports.
- Deliver a new Polesworth Leisure Centre which will also include Council offices and a Polesworth Hub so that local residents from Polesworth and the surrounding villages can access all Council services locally.
- Work with the NHS to deliver a new Coleshill Hub and Doctors Surgery in an all in one purpose-built facility alongside new parking spaces.
- Explore what is needed to develop new community and leisure facilities in Arley and Kingsbury by working with the public and private sectors.
- Provide more off-street parking spaces in Atherstone, Coleshill and Polesworth. At the same time, we will also guarantee free short stay parking of at least 2 hours in all Council-owned car parks.
- Promote free breakfast clubs for all our primary schools by working with Ediblelinks and work with the County Council, the Police and the voluntary sector to provide better youth services in the Borough.
- Develop with others new activities or babies, toddlers and parents, to help support our youngest residents in their very early years and to help new parents across North Warwickshire.
- Provide under 16s & over 60s with free access to swimming and some classes within leisure centers.
- Exempt looked after children from Council Tax until they reach the age of 25.
- Labour will develop a new Health and Leisure Development team to develop projects and partnerships which address health inequalities within and across the Borough and will enable volunteers from each community to become, North Warwickshire Champions to engage older and more vulnerable people in social recreation, physical activity and mental health support.
- We’ll support the establishment and expansion of credit union services into North Warwickshire.
- Bring back the free alarm service, Borough Care, for the most vulnerable elderly and disabled people who cannot afford to pay for this service.