Saturday, 13 August 2011

Surbiton Hill By-Election - Thursday 15 September 2011

We have recently received the latest edition of Focus from the Liberal Democrats. It has once again distorted the facts.

1. With regard to the hospital site, they talk about positive consultations, whereas the truth was that what the majority of people wanted was completely ignored - the consultations were a SHAM. It was politically driven and the result was already a forgone conclusion. No attempt was made to find alternative sites for a school.

2. They say it has been a pleasure to meet residents and to hear their views BUT in no instance have there views been acted upon
a. Langley Road the humps and road works will cost over £20,000 of tax payers money, with practically no justification
b. Tudor Lodge.It is well over 6 months since the owners were told to complete the works. The concrete is still in place. It is hardly accurate to claim the delay was caused by lengthy indecision by previous councillors.
It was this set of councillors who have kept the delay going.
c. Police Federation - our councillors did very little to support the case against building in the back gardens. They hardly opened their mouths and the residents themselves had to try in their allotted 5 minutes to make the case, which was not pushed by our councillors. The running was made by councillors outside the ward who had no interest in preserving the area.

Now Councillor Parekh is resigning. We shall always be at the beck and call of Party Politics unless we can find our own Resident Association Councillors who live in the ward and represent the wishes of the people in the ward. Is there someon in the Ward who would be willing to start the ball rolling and stand for election. Time is short.

Anyone wishing to stand as a candidate must complete a nomination paper and hand deliver it to the Returning Officer before NOON on Thursday 18 August 2011.

For voters
The deadline for registering to vote at the by-election is midnight on Wednesday 31 August 2011.
The deadline for applying for a postal vote is 5.00pm on Wednesday 31 August 2011.
The deadline for applying for a proxy vote is 5.00pm on Wednesday 7 September 2011.

Robert Lewis - Chairman of Oakhill and District Residents' Association