Local Election 2016

Andy  Littlewood

Andy Littlewood

Central Rochdale Ward

Since the formation of Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, Labour have run the council for 21 years, Conservatives for 3 years, Liberal Democrats for 3 years and No Overall Control for 15 years.

As you can see, all three main parties have been involved in running the council and all three main parties have systematically ruined Rochdale.

After 43 years of Labour, Liberal Democrats and Conservatives, it is time to start rebuilding Central Rochdale.

In 2012, the then leader of the council, Labour Councillor Colin Lambert, admitted that the council had ignored Lower Falinge and other areas for over 20 years. It is nice to know that our council and some of our current Ward Councillors, can just pretend some areas of Rochdale do not exist and leave them to rot.

Our current leader, Richard Farnell, does not like people objecting to the error of his ways. For example, he used offensive words in a tweet, when his illegal parking was photographed. Is this the right person to be running our council?

How can things change?

  • Ensuring that the council acknowledge all areas within Central Rochdale and not just the select few.
  • Ensuring that all available grants for Central Rochdale are used for Central Rochdale.
  • Stopping the wastage of the Council Tax Payers’ money.
  • Ensuring that all reasonable precautions are taken, to avoid a repeat of the 2015, Boxing Day flood.
  • Ensuring that the proposed move of the Market is done correctly, as the council have ensured that our current market is infamous.

My work in Central Rochdale 

  • Over the years, I have worked tirelessly for Lower Falinge and the surrounding area. I have worked to enhance the lives of the tenants and residents, and Lower Falinge is changing - but there is still much more that can be done.
  • Recycle bins on the estate are not emptied on a regular basis - despite numerous promises by the council.
  • Within the next few months, a Job Club will be opened on Lower Falinge, not only for its tenants, but for the local community. Looking for work, when you do not have access to the Internet, is very difficult.
  • Children and young people are our future and they already benefit from a weekly homework club, enabling them to gain valuable education. At the moment this is held once a week, but funding is being actively sought to enable us to hold this more often.
  • I have actively helped tenants with any issues they may have had, and will continue to do so. 

How can I make a difference?

  • By ensuring that money available for Central Rochdale is used for Central Rochdale.
  • By being active within the community and not someone you just see at election time.
  • Working with the community, for the community.
  • I would have no party ties. My voting would be cast on what is best for Central Rochdale and not what is best for Labour, Conservatives or Liberal Democrats.

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Be INDEPENDENT and Vote Andy Littlewood


Local Election 2016