Clophill Parish Church | What are the local issues and what can I do on your behalf? | What are your issues? (Survey)
Clophill Parish Council
As a Central Bedfordshire Councillor I regularly attend Clophill Parish Council Meeting to keep abreast if current issues and offer what help I can. You can attend Clophill Parish Meetings at the Village Hall, Kiln Lane from 7.45pm on the following dates:
- Tuesday 31st January 2012
- Tuesday 28th February 2012
- Tuesday 27th March 2012
- Tuesday 24th April 2012
- Tuesday 29th May 2012
- I support the aspirations of the community as articulated in the Clophill Parish Plan and that those aspirations become a reality. Aspirations include refurbishing the area around the Old Bridge & the Green and the development of the Old Church into a useful community amenity. Tourism opportunities should also be exploited. Visit the Clophill Parish Plan to learn more
- I have regularly attended the Ampthill Community Safety Forum (that covers Clophill) and its successor Lets Talk Together and have a good understanding of the issues that affect the community such as speeding, anti-social behaviour, damage to property, graffiti, arking issues, littering etc
- I am against inappropriate development. It is very important that the character of Clophill is retained. I am against the Covanta Incinerator proposal at Rookery Pit and support campaign against the development. Find out more about the issues relating to Covanta by visiting the Marston Moretaine Action Group Website and Ampthill Town Council's Response to the Covanta Proposal
- I support elements of the Coalition's Localism Bill (which will become law towards the end of the year), including:
- Local referendums - The Bill will give local residents the power to instigate, via a petition, local referendums on any local issue.
- Neighbourhood plans - The Bill will radically reform the planning system to give local people new rights to shape the development of the communities in which they live. Read the ACRE Briefing on Neighbourhood Plans for more information.
- Community Infrastructure Levy - The Bill will require local authorities to allocate a proportion of Community Infrastructure Levy revenues back to the neighbourhood from which it was raised. This will allow those most directly affected by development to benefit from it.
- Council Tax referendums - The Bill will end the central imposition of Council Tax caps on local government, and instead give local residents the power to veto excessive increases, by requiring local authorities to hold a referendum
My motivation around the Ampthill.Info website has been to give the community the tools to empower themselves, so I believe Clophill should embrace the above measures when they become law. To find out more visit Communities and Local Government Website and download 'Decentralisation and the Localism Bill: An Essential Guide'
I believe that Politicians don't always know best! That's why I would like to know your views.