Friday 29 July 2016

Deptford Parish Council latest July 2016

The rush for new parishes gathers pace

The rush for new parishes gathers pace
The community of Deptford, London are looking to join thousands of other areas and bring power to local neighbourhoods by handing in a petition on 19 July 2016 to Lewisham Borough Council to create a new local (parish and town) council in the locality.
This follows ‘hot on the heels’ of over 200 local councils, which have been created over the last decade.  This includes 11 new local councils, which have been established in recent years as direct result of support provided by NALC’s Create A Council campaign and its county associations in Macclesfield, Finham, Westgate, Kidderminster, Sutton Coldfield (Birmingham), Pannal, Kennington, South Willesbrough, Queens’s Park (London), Chadwick End and Bingley (Leeds).
Local councils are the most local tier of local government, at the very heart of the community, giving neighbourhoods a voice and helping people feel more involved in the decisions that affect them.
Currently only a third of the population is represented by local councils and NALC has been at the forefront of calls for a fundamental shift of stronger local democracy and a fundamental shift of power to local people, so that all of England is ‘parished’. So bringing a change in how people and communities can influence the way their lives are being run via public services.
Cllr Ken Browse, Chairman of NALC, said: "I’m delighted to support the campaign to set up a parish council in Deptford as this will give more power to the local people. It will provide the community with a democratic voice and an accountable structure for taking action on local priorities.
“Deptford joins the parish revolution that is taking place across the country with scores of communities in the process of setting up a new local council.
"There are already around 10,000 local councils in England, working towards improving community well-being and providing better services at a local level. They represent all local residents and businesses, enabling power to be devolved to those who know and care about their local community. They also aim to give tax-payers better value for money.
“It’s essential that we also develop a new approach to local democracy and local services at the most local level. That will enable us to put in place a bottom up neighbourhood democracy, which will help to bridge the disconnect between communities and power held at Westminster and Whitehall."
Ray Barron-Woolford, campaigner for Deptford Parish Council, said: “For far too long communities feel disengaged. Whether it is around betting shops, planning decisions, lack of youth service provision or pensioners lunch clubs. Giving local people a real voice on planning and licensing can the be the positive future of real community engagement.”

Tuesday 19 July 2016

#Deptford Parish Council record number of residents sign in support

Ray woolford (@Raywoolford)
#Deptford Parish Council petition being handed in NOW , 12 months 2 give community a voice

Friday 1 July 2016

Labour Party. Ray Woolford. Steve Topple and more on Talk radio Europe TODAY 1 July 2016

Today at 12pm UK time RADIO JONES is back....
With the first Friday of the month bringing my co-host Ray Woolford to share the airwaves with me and we will start by looking at the end of the longest running war in the western hemisphere...that of the Columbian four-sided war that has involved narco cartels, rightwing paramilitaries, the leftist guerrilla Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (the Farc), and the government army..
‪#‎JeanLambertMEP‬ will join us to speak speak from the EU and Green Party perspective about Brexit.
And then we will hear from Martin Winiecki whose perspective on the impact of Brexit on Europe is robust and frankly very encouraging. Capitalist globalization has corroded the social fabric of societies around the world, destroyed solidarity among people and established an anonymous hyper-individualized climate of fierce competition, loneliness and struggle for survival. Is this a new beginning fro Europe?
The brillian London Gp Youssef El-Gingihyis well placed to present an analysis of the political turmoil in Britain working within the NHS and experiencing the impact that various government policies have on the healthcare system. His concern now is that if the Labour party dont find a solution to the Blairite-Corbynite divide within their ranks, then the country will be exposed to an ever-stronger far right agenda at the hands of the Tories. He talks to us from London today.
Steve Topple has provided some of the most enlightened and substantiated commentary over the last week and continues to do so. He is a commentator who shold be read and listened to if you wnat to ensure that you are getting the facts and not the fiction often presented by the mainstream news sources. Today he will present some interesting information about the infighting within UK politics.
And it is shown that child-rearing in the USA mirrors the social and political climate of the times and with the surprising scenario being played out on the political stage currently on the other side of the pond, ‪#‎PaulaFass‬, author of The End of American Childhood, takes a look at the idea of children being raised as the States gears up for a controversial election.