National Labour Policies
National Labour Policies
Today Jeremy Corbyn further outlined his vision for Britain when this divided and incompetent Government finally falls. At the closing of the Labour conference in Brighton, the Labour leader promised rent controls to help stem exorbitant rate rises and to repeal the damaging policies of austerity amongst other things. More on Jeremy’s speech can be read here.
The Labour party general election manifesto is one of the most read political documents of all time. The document, entitled for the many, not the few has been incredibly well received by the public and sets out a platform for a brighter future for Britain. The party promises to renationalise the railways, increase the minimum wage, end NHS privatisation, properly fund our schools and put an end to tuition fees. The full document can be read here.
The aim of the Corporate Plan is to set out the Council’s contribution to make Reading better. It is not a list of things that the Council does but focuses on some key issues we want to address. It sets out the key priorities in the medium term and an action plan to achieve the desired outcomes.
The plan has clear milestones and targets for improvements. These activities are in addition to 700 or so services we provide day-to-day.
The actions within this Plan are based on what we have been told through the Let’s Talk events, residents’ surveys as well as data and information we collect that tells us about what things are like within Reading.
The manifesto includes pledges to:
- keep Reading clean – with continuing deep cleans across the town and regular street sweeping.
- promote sustainable transport – with more investment in our award winning bus service and measures to make cycling easier
- pursue all ways to provide more housing – new council housing and work with the private rented sector
- invest in more primary and secondary schools – in all areas of Reading, including Caversham and east Reading.
- extend 20mph zones – extending areas in consultation with local residents
- build extra care housing and nursing projects – offering more options for older people
- continue to regenerate central Reading, including pressing for an early start on Station Hill and redevelop the old Civic Offices site
- seek ways to improve local shopping centres
- press for action on the much-needed third Thames Bridge
- continue to support and work in partnership with Reading’s much-valued voluntary sector