Douglas Tilbe House, the Ludwick Family Centre and now Panshanger Community Centre.
Welwyn Hatfield Council has again demanded massive rent increases from a community facility serving the young and old alike in Panshanger. Facing financial oblivion, the centre has closed.
It’s clear that this Conservative Council is anti-community. It ignores the views of residents and works against facilities that our communities depend on.
They see the cost of everything but the value of nothing. What will the real price be when Welwyn Garden City has no community facilities left?
Whenever the Conservatives have attacked our community facilities in this way, Labour Councillors have stood up and voted against it.
Massive rent hikes for the services you pay for, Tax rises for residents, Pay rises for Conservative Councillors. It’s time to put an end to this reckless, short-sighted Conservative Council.
Vote Labour on 3rd May, for a Council that values our communities, and stops working against the things that they need.
Cllr Mike Larkins and Haldens Candidate Lucy Musk outside Panshanger Community Centre
Haldens Candidate Lucy Musk and Panshanger Candidate Zoe Pateman at Community meeting outside Panshanger Community Centre
There are a total of 18 seats up for election on Thursday 3rd May 2018.
On 3rd May, it comes down to a simple choice. It’s a new council that listens and puts you first with Labour, or more of the same with the Tories.
Here are the Councillors, candidates and community campaigners standing up for you in your community.
Re-elect Councillor Pankit Shah - Hatfield Central
Hatfield South West
Re-elect Councillor Kieran Thorpe - Hatfield South West
Re-elect Councillor Lynn Chesterman - Hollybush
Re-elect Councillor Max Holloway - Howlands
Re-elect Councillor Helen Beckett - Peartree
Click here for Helen's Newsletter to residents (coming soon)
Elect Lucy Musk - Haldens
Elect Cathy Watson - Hatfield East
Elect Zoe Pateman - Panshanger
Elect Jason Robinson for Sherrards
Elect Margaret Eames-Petersen and Oliver Price for Hatfield Villages
Click here for Margaret and Oliver's take on the big issues in Hatfield Villages (coming soon)
Vote Rose Grewal - Welwyn East
Elect Ian Merison - Handside
Welham Green and Hatfield South
Elect Linda Mendez and John Eames-Petersen - Welham Green and Hatfield South
Brookmans Park and Little Heath
Elect Graham Beevers - Brookmans Park and Little Heath
Northaw and Cuffley
Elect Sheila Barrett - Northaw and Cuffley
Elect Joshua Chigwangwa - Welwyn West
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That's right. It's only been 7 days since Philip Hammond unleashed his haphazard and unfair budget. 7 days since Theresa May's Conservative government announced that it planned to scrap it's manifesto promise of not increasing National Insurance.
Speaking to the Welwyn Hatfield Times, Cllr Kieran Thorpe told the paper "This shambolic U-turn demonstrates the new Chancellor is no less clumsy than the last. “Spreadsheet Phil” as he is known certainly has failed to excel with this budget.
This Tory government is no different from the last, just as ham-fisted with policy announcements, just as damaging to the livelihoods of ordinary working people.”