Achievements and Influence

  • Leading the pressure on the ruling Labour group resulting in a U-turn on the unjust plans to charge blue box users for a blue bin
  • Changing Council approach so that they have invested in retail properties in Ormskirk which produces a good return for the taxpayer while allowing the council to work to attract a better retail mix to the town. The investment at Wheatsheaf Walk is giving a return around 8 times better than having the money in the bank.
  • Stopping the plans for 'search and fine' cameras on Ormskirk's council car parks
  • Ensuring that councillor attendance records are published for the first time
  • achievements
  • Halting proposals to close Park Pool—our 1000 name petition prompted a rapid council rethink
  • We led the campaign to reduce from two Managing Directors to one—6 months later the main parties caught up
  • Our council motion led to the Introduction of Public Question Time at council meetings from this coming May
  • Updated recycling advice including for new recyclable materials was produced by council after pressure from us
  • Our council motion has led to a registration scheme that allows residents to know about planning applications in their area

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