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Bexley council election manifestos

PUBLISHED: 13:57 06 May 2010 | UPDATED: 17:54 25 August 2010

As well as the general election today to decide who forms the central government, voters will also be asked to vote for who they want to run Bexley council.

As well as the general election today to decide who forms the central government, voters will also be asked to vote for who they want to run Bexley council.

Before today Bexley council had 54 Conservative councillors, eight Labour and one independent. We asked the local parties what they would do, if they won the in the local elections...

Conservatives

We will:

l Tackle congestion and improve the environment in Welling Town Centre

l Deliver CCTV cameras for Crayford, Bexley Village and Northumberland Heath.

l Recycle 55 per cent of all rubbish collected

I Complete the rebuilding of the Harris Falconwood Academy and deliver a new Haberdashers' Aske's Academy for Crayford.

l Improve facilities at Lesnes Abbey.

l Freeze allowances for Conservative councillors for the full four year council term of office.

Labour Party

We will:

l Freeze all councillor allowances and remove all the perks that go with the position.

l Freeze council tax for a year.

I Older and vulnerable neighbours who have had their essential services cut or axed will be reassessed.

l Town centres will have an hours free parking.

l Reintroduce weekly waste collection.

l Failing schools in special measures will be supported to turn themselves around.

Liberal Democrats

We will:

l Emphasis on value for money in delivery of council services.

l Freeze in council tax

l Review of the borough's parking system.

l Higher priority for road and pavement repairs.

I Working with police to combat anti-social behaviour.

Green Party

l Green New Deal

l Green and affordable homes.

l Greening Bexley's neighbourhoods.

I Reducing waste and improving recycling.

I Protecting social services.

l Reducing Crime and feeling safer.

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