City Council and European Elections 2014

Tom Crone profile 2Local resident Tom Crone will be your Green Party candidate in the next elections for the City Council. Tom lives on Ancaster Road with his wife and two kids and has been working year-round with your Green councillors to make our area a better place to live.

Peter CraniePeter Cranie, who lives in Allerton, is the lead Green Party candidate for European Parliament elections. The race for the last regional MEP seat for the North West is likely to be a contest between the Green Party and the BNP. Let’s kick Nick Griffin out of the European Parliament – vote Green on 22nd May.

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Lark Lane and 20mph Speed Limits

None of the proposed 20mph speed limits are guaranteed yet. Formal consultation on the proposals starts around the end of February and it will be important to get many more positive responses than objections. Lark Lane had been left out, but Green councillors made sure it will be included in the proposed list.

Street Lights

We were alerted to a stretch of street lighting that was out by a resident who had reported it to the council. The outage was at a busy junction and could have been dangerous. We chased the issue and ensured they were repaired as soon as possible.

Liverpool City Council Budget – Have Your Say

Further vicious cuts from the Tory/LibDem government mean Liverpool’s council faces very tough decisions on its budget. Last year the Green Party called for a local referendum on a tax increase to protect vital services. Your local Green councillors are inviting you to a public meeting to discuss what should be in this year’s Green budget proposal.
Monday 17th February
7.30pm – 9.00pm
Belgrave Road Church Hall, L17 7AG

Action on Anti-Social Behaviour

Residents of Roxburgh Avenue reported anti-social behaviour in their street which they believed could be reduced by gating an unadopted alley at the end of the road. After asking other residents’ views, Tom Crone and Green Party councillors requested that the council start their formal consultation and together we sought to address the concerns of the few objectors. The final result of the consultation showed overwhelming support for the idea, so the alley could be gated.
Tom Crone commented, “We hope that there will be a clear reduction in instances of anti-social behaviour thanks to the new alleygate and that residents will feel safer for it.” Funding for the gate came from the Ward Neighbourhood Fund.

The new alleygate on Roxburgh Avenue thanks to the action of Tom Crone and your Green councillors.

The new alleygate on Roxburgh Avenue thanks to the action of Tom Crone and your Green councillors.

Bag it, bin it.

Dog fouling remains one of the problems that is most frequently reported to us, so we put a lot of effort into trying to find solutions.
A particular problem has been identified in the streets near the two primary schools in the ward. Your Green councillors have raised this with council officers. New street cleansing systems are about to commence so it is a good time to ask for changes.
Tom Crone has taken the issue in to his own hands to help keep the streets safe for children on their way to school.
The Free Dog Poo Bag scheme set up by St Michaels Green Party is still going strong, with many store owners reporting good take up of our free bags by dog owners. Look out for our green posters in local shops if you are in need of a bag while out walking you dog.

Tom Crone taking action on dog fouling near  St Michaels and  St Charles' schools.

Tom Crone taking action on dog fouling near
St Michaels and
St Charles’ schools.

Tom Crone dog poo bin Tramway

Local Action from Tom Crone and your Green Party councillors

Local residents had written to us to report a large ivy bush that was growing over the path by the bus stop on Aigburth Road opposite Ancaster Road. We agreed it needed reducing and tried to get this done through the usual council channels. This didn’t seem to be working, and meanwhile pedestrians were being hampered by the bush. Tom Crone and Councillor John Coyne decided to take action and cut the hedge back themselves.

Tom Crone and Cllr John Coyne cleared the path on Aigburth Road.

Tom Crone and Cllr John Coyne cleared the path on Aigburth Road.