Press release relating to the recent Cabinet meeting held at Fylde Town Hall on the 14th March 2007.
Fylde Cabinet Supports Free Postage to British Forces based Overseas
At its meeting last week Fylde's Councils Conservative Cabinet agreed to support a proposed motion being put forward to Government by Tewkesbury Borough Council. The motion is aimed at reinstating the free postal service for the families of British Forces personnel stationed overseas.
Cllr John Coombes, Leader of Fylde Borough Council and a former Soldier said ' The Cabinet had no hesitation in supporting this lobby to Government, the British Forces Post Office (BFPO) service is a vital link and moral booster to both Military personnel as well as their families'
Families and friends of forces families have to pay the normal postage fees for sending parcels overseas to loved ones. Fylde has a particular place in it's heart for the Armed Forces with having Weeton Barracks located within the Borough, the Barracks has always palys a vital role as a staging camp for soldiers embarking or disembarking from active service. The former Queens Lancashire Regiment was also granted 'Freedom of the Borough'
Cllr Coombes added 'With British Forces and their families being expected to serve all over the world, many in hostile theatres, the least the Government can do is stump up the cash for the postage of parcels, I am sure this decision will receive broad support, I look forward to signing the document on behalf of all elected members as well as the residents of Fylde'
Keeping Residents In Touch
The role of District Councillor has changed dramatically since the year 2000. Government policy and public awareness has meant that Councillors need to be more accountable than ever before to their electorate. Technology has also moved on and in Heyhouses your Conservative Councillors are at the forefront of adopting e-mail alerts, Blogs and Newsletters such as the Heyhouses Harrier to keep you up to date. Our monthly mobile Ward surgeries are also a vital face to face opportunity for residents to keep in touch with us. Finally the Heyhouses Branch committee, made up of volunteers, plays a vital supporting role in campaigning and fund raising. If you would like to play a more active role in your area and would like to become part of the team, then please get in touch. We hope you enjoy the Blog.
Sunday, 25 March 2007
Saturday, 3 March 2007
Ward Councillors today met with residents at their mobile Surgery at Whalley Place shops, several residents came along to speak with both John and Keith regarding issues in the Ward. Afterwards we went along to the gates of the DWP site on Moorland Road and Heyhouses Lane to look at the problems being created due to the sites non-smoking policy. The picture says it all!! We will again contact the Streetscene department at the Town Hall to request that they again speak with DWP site Managers.
The with new 'No Smoking in Public Places' laws are about to come into force in June we are going to ensure that the Town Hall has in place a robust policy to ensure that these scenes are not repeated across the Ward. Lets us have your thoughts.
Posted by John Coombes at 13:29