We know that all councils are facing tough times and budgets cuts – and Bromley’s no exception. We need to make choices and decide priorities. We won’t make promises we can’t keep.
Young, elderly and vulnerable people
Children’s centres, youth services and services for elderly and vulnerable residents have been slashed – and welfare cuts have hit many people hard. Labour councillors will fight to protect and improve facilities for working families and the most vulnerable in our borough.
Labour councillors will ensure housing developers meet their responsibility to provide affordable and social housing to meet the needs of residents throughout the borough. We’ll campaign to get the bedroom tax scrapped.
Police and crime
Labour councillors will work closely with local police teams by being active members of Safer Neighbourhood Boards. We’ll ensure policing priorities are focussed on reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.
Labour councillors will campaign to increase the local accountability of all our schools, including free schools and academies.
A fair deal for Orpington
Labour councillors will scrutinise council contractors who provide street cleaning, waste collection, highway repairs and park maintenance to ensure all residents receive a high standard of service and value for money wherever they live.
A living wage makes economic sense and saves the public purse money. Labour councillors will campaign for Bromley Council to become a ‘living wage’ employer for all staff – both those it directly employs and council-appointed contractors.