Labour’s Pledges for Wandsworth

1. Low council tax and value for money.
Both parties support low council tax. The difference is that the Tories waste £3 million of your money on bonuses for Town Hall bosses. Labour says that money should be used to ensure you get the high quality services you deserve. Lbour-rose
2. Keeping you safe
Labour is campaigning hard for all residential streets to have a 20mph limit.  We will also bring back lollipop wardens outside schools. Labour brought back local police teams, which the Tories have since slashed.
3. Supporting local shops, pubs and the community
Labour’s “save our high street” campaign has forced  the government to finally give council powers to tackle about betting chains taking over valued local shops. We’re fighting Wandsworth Tories’ foot-dragging over saving the Wheatsheaf pub at Tooting Bec. We will re-open the One o’clock Clubs closed by the Tories at Bolingbroke, Coronation Gardens, Windmill and Alton. And we’d recruit  new frontline enforcement staff to tackle fly tipping, littering and dog fouling.
4. Addressing London’s housing crisis
Nationally, Labour will introduce 3-year rental contracts to protect tenants from unaffordable rent rises, ban letting agent fees and get house building moving again. The Tories are standing by while rents go up 10% a year. Wandsworth Labour would create 1000 additional homes for social rent, freeze rent for council tenants until 2016 and bring it into line with the rest of London.
5. Tackling the cost of living crisis
For years now, prices have gone up faster than most people’s wages. A Labour government would freeze energy prices and provide more help with childcare. The out-of-touch Tories are denying that there’s a problem. Wandsworth Labour supports the London Living Wage.

 

Want to help? Get in touch….

Tooting

office@tootinglabour.org.uk

Battersea

battersealabourparty@googlemail.com

Putney

info@putneylabour.org.uk

 

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Sign Sadiq’s letter and save the Wheatsheaf!

The Wheatsheaf has been a famous Tooting landmark all of my life – and has gone from strength to strength in recent years, becoming one of the busiest and friendliest family pubs in the area. wheatsheaf

Since rumours emerged that supermarket giant Tesco was looking to take over the Wheatsheaf pub in Tooting Bec, the local community has come together to work with the pub to take action.

After raising local residents’ concerns directly with the Chief Executive of Tesco, I received assurances that Tesco will not be taking over the Tooting Bec pub, which is a huge achievement.

But the campaign doesn’t stop here.

The next task is to make sure no other retailer is allowed to turn The Wheatsheaf into a supermarket or shop. It simply does not make sense to close this much-loved and extremely popular local pub, to allow another supermarket to open. Supermarket giants shouldn’t be allowed to take over successful and well-loved businesses, simply by throwing more money at them.

Wandsworth Council can stop another supermarket taking over by using planning legislation now to ensure that only elected councillors can decide on any change to the use of the building.

Sign Sadiq’s letter here: http://www.sadiqkhan.org.uk/letter_save_the_wheatsheaf?splash=1