Par­ties out­line why you should vote for them CON­SER­VA­TIVE LIB­ERAL DEMOCRATS

Macclesfield Express - - LOCAL ELECTIONS 2015 -

OUR CHESHIRE EAST CAN­DI­DATES:

BOLLING­TON - Bill Livesley, Jonathon We­ston BRO­KEN CROSS - Liz Durham, Martin Hardy CHELFORD - Ge­orge Wal­ton DIS­LEY - Harold Daven­port GAWSWORTH - Lesley Smetham MACCLESFIELD CEN­TRAL - Bev­er­ley Doo­ley, Mar­ian Hardy MACCLESFIELD EAST - Philip Bolton HURDS­FIELD - Alas­tair Kennedy MACCLESFIELD SOUTH - Chris An­drew, Bradley Snelling TYTHER­ING­TON - Ainsley Arnold, Sam Gard­ner MACCLESFIELD WEST and IVY - Thelma Jack­son, Adam Schofield POYN­TON EAST and POTT SHRIGLEY - Howard Mur­ray, Jos Saun­ders POYN­TON WEST and ADLING­TON - Michael Bean­land, Mike Ste­wart PREST­BURY - John Paul Find­low SUT­TON - Hilda Gad­dum

THE lo­cal elec­tions on 7th May mat­ter for Macclesfield be­cause a Con­ser­va­tive Coun­cil has de­liv­ered over the last four-year term, and has the nec­es­sary plans to im­prove fur­ther the lo­cal econ­omy and make Macclesfield an even bet­ter place in which to live and work. WE HAVE

l The low­est level of un­em­ploy­ment in the last decade, now at circa one per cent;

l De­liv­ered a Coun­cil Tax freeze for the last five years with a sixth promised;

l Worked with lo­cal busi­nesses, such as As­tra Zeneca in Hurds­field to cre­ate high-value jobs;

l In­vested sig­nif­i­cantly in lo­cal high­way and foot­way im­prove­ments and re­pairs;

l Restruc­tured and trans­formed lo­cal ser­vices re­sult­ing in greater ef­fi­ciency and gen­uine sav­ings;

l Some of the high­est­per­form­ing schools in the coun­try. WE WILL

l Con­tinue to in­vest in Macclesfield with a £15m po­ten­tial spend­ing. We will, ini­tially, pro­ceed with the ex­cit­ing leisure and cul­tural pro­pos­als;

l Ac­tively con­tinue to help de­liver Macclesfield’s po­ten­tial as a prime vis­i­tor des­ti­na­tion;

l Pro­pose pur­chas­ing Par­adise Mill;

l Re­view our park­ing and charg­ing pol­icy so as to pro­vide in­cen­tives to visit the town cen­tre;

l Fur­ther de­velop our town cen­tre living ini­tia­tive;

l Pro­tect wher­ever pos­si­ble the Green Belt, and de­velop sen­si­tively brown­field sites;

l Strengthen our over­ar­ch­ing pol­icy for Macclesfield of putting res­i­dents first de­liv­er­ing lo­cal, qual­ity ser­vices and real value for money.

This elec­tion will de­ter­mine Coun­cil Tax and ser­vice lev­els to 2019/20.

We be­lieve in lo­cal gov­ern­ment dis­ci­plined to func­tion within res­i­dents’ limited means.

If you agree, please vote for it.

OUR CHESHIRE EASTCANDIDATES:

BOLLING­TON - An­drew Hal­dane, Shirley Sockett CHELFORD - Roger Bar­low MACCLESFIELD EAST - David Neilson HURDS­FIELD - Stephen Broad­head POYN­TON EAST and POTT SHRIGLEY - Adrian Bed­son

LIB­ERAL Democrats want Cheshire East to have a more open and demo­cratic coun­cil where ma­jor de­ci­sions should be taken by all coun­cil­lors in full coun­cil, not in a cabi­net with no op­po­si­tion mem­bers able to vote.

Lib­eral Democrats would fo­cus on cut­ting waste­ful spend­ing not val­ued ser­vices.

Key ar­eas of con­cern are:

1. The Macclesfield plan. This is the most im­por­tant is­sue for Macclesfield Lib­eral Democrats. We all need places to work rest and play. The new plan needs to pro­tect our town from ur­ban sprawl from Manch­ester and pre­serve the green belt. The many brown field sites in the town must be de­vel­oped first. There is a need to pro­vide homes for all, not just the well off. Im­prove­ments to the town cen­tre are needed. Land also needs al­lo­cated for in­dus­try and sup­port­ing small busi­ness.

2. El­derly care and de­men­tia ser­vices. Th­ese need to be pro­tected and im­proved. We sup­port the re­ten­tion of Hollins View. The Lib­eral Democrats on Cheshire East have con­sis­tently been at the fore­front against this and other clo­sures.

3. Chil­dren ser­vices. We need to con­tinue to pro­vide the very best for chil­dren in the care of the lo­cal author­ity, giv­ing them the sup­port and skills to live an in­de­pen­dent life in adult­hood. 4. High­ways main­te­nance. The roads around Macclesfield need to be bet­ter main­tained. in­vest­ment in pot hole re­pair and new road sur­faces are re­quired.

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