Please, click here to download your copy of our Windsor Independents Park Ward election flyer for your perusal.
If you happen to have an A3 printer then do print it off and post it up in your window for the world to see 😉
If not, don’t worry, we’ll be round with copies once they are printed… if you want one as soon as, comment below and we’ll sort it.
We’ve spoken to local people, we are local people and have come up with our 9 key policy points:
1. REDUCE POLLUTION
A. EUROPEAN HOT SPOT
There is a Pollution Hot Spot centring on the junction of St Leonards Road and Imperial Road radiating out to Hermitage Lane, Winkfield Road & Clewer Hill Road which breaches EU Standards. We need to ask how this has happened and find solutions that work for everyone. If this means Legoland having restrictions on numbers of petrol & especially diesel cars entering the park then we will take them to task to try and ensure the air our children breathe as they walk to school is as clean as it can be in an urban environment.
B. REDUCE TRAFFIC CONGESTION
We’re led to believe that swapping out the mini roundabout for traffic lights was Legoland’s hotel Section 106 Agreement but apparently everyone asked has a different story to tell! The idea was to alleviate traffic… has it done so? With your authority we can find out…
C. REDUCE AIRCRAFT NOISE
We will encourage Heathrow’s policy of charging more for noisier planes while pushing for any expansion of airports elsewhere… somewhere where there is higher unemployment makes sense to us. More runways does equate to more jobs but rather means more houses, more traffic and therefore more pollution!
2. FIX THE POTHOLES
At a Rotary lunch the Mayor told Jon the council had had a wind fall from government to spend on roads due to last year’s flooding. So why are there so many potholes in the roads around Windsor? We would ensure highways know where every hole is in Park Ward and look for a commitment to them being fixed by an agreed date.
3. AFFORDABLE HOUSING
If our children are going to stay local then they need to get on the housing ladder… if we have to have more houses then only on the condition that there are more than just a few “affordable” homes with ample onsite parking to avoid street parking. It’s the council’s responsibility to create that ladder and that needs to be its priority, not councillor self interest.
4. ELECTRIC TRANSPORT
One way that Legoland could help clean up the air around Park Ward would be to commission electric buses and also offer free charge point facilities to their visitors and free car parking. That would be a great starter for ten and give them amazing PR material… perhaps the largest charge point in Europe? We will suggest this to Legoland.
5. GIVING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE HOPE FOR THE FUTURE
We have seen the power of Youth Speaks, a Rotary initiative for young people… We’d like to see this evolve so that every 17+ year old can see a light at the end of a tunnel. One where they show their passion for a subject and receive a gift of cash to help realise their dream… funded via government, local council, trust funds, local businesses… what a great way to help our young people get inspired to be the best they can be and add value to society. Happy kids makes for a happy community.
6. FIRE ENGINE COVER
If it’s your house in flames do you want a quick response? With crews clocking in and out via Slough, there are up to 3-6 hours each day when Windsor isn’t covered! We’d keep pushing for full cover before a sad incident forces it!
7. GARDEN CENTRES
The community needs social space and the garden centres offer that. You can reflect on your what to grow this summer while enjoying a nice cup of tea with friends. KEEP THE GARDEN CENTRES.
8. TRANSPARENT NOT TRANSLUCENT REPORTING
Why would you give a licence to run the swimming pool and all that it offers to a commercial organisation without having a well thought out agreement? Business owners are in it to make a profit… local councils should be thinking about what is best for their community. Between Mar-Dec 14 145 council meeting reports were late (22%), that’s not transparent rather more translucent!
9. I LOVE WINDSOR
When you love someone or something then you want it to live forever. Feeding our kids fast food doesn’t help them live forever. Allowing gambling establishments to pitch up on every corner doesn’t help our people live happy lives. Tatty souvenir shops taking over the town doesn’t make you feel proud of Windsor. No more fast food, betting or tatt shops!
If you agree then vote DAVEY & DE LUCA on 7th May 2015
Please add your comments below on this or other issues that you’d like raised.
Jon & Franco