13 September 2011

Letter from Labour leader Steve Cowan about Hammersmith’s police cuts, property speculation and Rotten Borough status

Cllr Steve Cowan, Hammersmith & Fulham's Labour leader of the Opposition, has sent out this letter to residents.

Dear All

Police cuts
Following last month's riots, a number of residents have contacted me to support our campaign to get the Council to restore police numbers. I am running a survey on my website. Please take a couple of seconds to respond: click here to take part in the survey on the left of my website, The Cowan Report.

Property development
Meanwhile, if you are concerned by the Basingstoke-style tower blocks planned for Hammersmith’s riverfront, you may be interested in coming to the Planning Applications Committee (PAC) this Wednesday evening. Details are here.

You’ll be joined by the impressive Save Our Riverfront residents’ group, who also held a public meeting last Tuesday night. See Save Our Riverfront’s packed public meeting puts council and St. George on the spot.

The Daily Telegraph has done an excellent job of looking at the behind-the-scenes relationship between some of the UK’s leading property speculators and government policy. I was surprised to note a link with Hammersmith and Fulham. See Town hall demolition speculator is key influence on government planning policy.

Rotten Borough
Meanwhile, our council is back in Private Eye’s Rotten Boroughs section for needlessly paying out millions of pounds of public money to consultants. See Millions wasted as council flaunts its own rules to pay consultants

Please let me know if I can help you with any local issue.

All the best

Cllr. Stephen Cowan
Labour Leader of the Opposition
Councillor for Hammersmith Broadway Ward

Phone: 020 8753 2052

Need help? I run a weekly surgery which takes place in Hammersmith Town Hall . Please feel free to call the above phone number to arrange an appointment.

Local News: www.TheCowanReport.com

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