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Saturday, 3 October 2009

Labour Party Conference round up

At last week's Labour Party Conference there were a number of important policy announcements. We've listed some below because lots are relevant to our work in Hackney and the issues that residents tell us are important to them:
  • Local authorities to have the power to ban 24 hour drinking in the interests of local people
  • Local people to have the right to make pubs and clubs to pay for cleaning up their neighbourhood and making it safe
  • A requirement for the local police to reply to neighbourhood enquiries within the hour, and non urgent enquiries within 48 hours with a reply or a visit
  • Action squads for problematic estates - protecting local residents and holding monthly meetings to consult with residents over what action they would like to see
  • a £14m investment package to encourage people to cycle to railway stations - including cycle hubs at ten major stations with secure covered parking, cycle hire, information, retail and repair
  • £20m in government backed venture support for clean energy technologies of the future - wave, tidal, fuel cells, solar and energy efficiency
  • Low carbon zones around the UK
  • A quarter of a million new green British jobs
  • All councils to sign up to the 10:10 campaign
  • A transition plan for the UK which will mean 40% low carbon energy by 2020
  • A new compulsory system where energy companies must provide guaranteed support for the poorest in society who cannot afford energy bills
  • More funding for councils who want to build their own new affordable homes
  • The Post Office to play a bigger role in providing banking services in local communities
  • A National Care Service to pay for long term social care and scrapping means testing for 3000,000 Alzheimer's sufferers and other elderly people with the highest needs
  • A commitment in law to spend 0.7% of GDP on international development
  • Scrapping hospital parking charges
  • No compulsory ID cards in the next Parliament

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