Thursday, 1 January 2009

“It's time for change” - Giles McNeill’s New Year Message

Nettleham & Saxilby Division Conservatives
In Broadholme, Broxholme, Burton, Burton Waters, Grange-de-Lings, Greetwell, Nettleham, North Carlton, North Greetwell, Riseholme, Saxilby-With-Ingleby & South Carlton: It's time for change.

May I wish all of you a very happy New Year.

An important battle has been raging during 2008: the closure of the microbiology laboratory at Lincoln County Hospital which is set to close and all samples are to be sent to Scunthorpe, over 30 miles away. This is of such concern that the Health Scrutiny Committee, has used its ultimate power and referred the matter to the Secretary of State for Health.

Inspecting the sub-station housing at Riverdale in Nettleham.

2008 saw a change in political control at West Lindsey District Council. At the local elections on 1st May Conservatives gained 4 seats from the Liberal Democrats and took control of the Council. Since then, the new Conservative administration has been working hard to deliver on its election promises.
• Concessionary bus passes: in July the restriction on using bus passes before 9.30am was lifted and all day use restored.
• Flood prevention grants: a scheme has been put in place for victims of the 2007 floods to obtain up to 50% of the cost of flood protection devices for their homes.
• Green bins: as promised charges are scheduled to be scrapped for pensioner households from April 2009.

Wishing you all the best for 2009,
Giles McNeill
Prospective Conservative County Council Candidate for the Nettleham & Saxilby Division

Sat behind David Cameron at the Conservative Party Conference

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