Labour Councillors have promised more recycling and cleaner streets as part of their Manifesto for the 2014 City Council elections to be held on 22nd May.
Labour say that improving recycling, refuse collection and street cleaning are key issues for many residents right across Westminster. Labour’s Manifesto makes the following pledges;
• We will introduce more recycling initiatives, particularly to make it easier for people living in flats to recycle their household rubbish. We will work closely with residents, owners and managers of large blocks of flats to develop ‘tailor-made’ solutions.
• We will ensure that all Council stationery and publications are printed on recycled or environmentally-friendly materials.
• We will work closely with the supermarket chains and Department stores to reduce unnecessary packaging and introduce alternatives to plastic bags.
• Local wardens will patrol the streets and report dumped rubbish which will be removed quickly.
• Dangerous pavements, defective street lights and potholes will be repaired within 48 hours.
• A ‘Graffiti-Removal Hit Squad’ will operate seven days a week. The Directors of companies responsible for fly-posting will be ‘named and shamed’.
• We will increase the number of Dog Wardens and introduce better enforcement and higher penalties for dog fouling in the street and in parks and gardens.
• We will extend the successful ‘Dog Socialising Classes’ across Westminster to encourage responsible dog ownership.
Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, Leader of the Labour Group, said;
“Keeping Westminster’s streets clean is a top priority for very many residents and we are pledged to improving recycling, refuse collection and street cleaning. In particular, we will make sure that Westminster’s residential areas are not ignored at the same time as ensuring that the West End and other tourist areas are maintained to a very high standard.”
A copy of the full Manifesto is attached2014 Council Election Manifesto
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