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BOUGHTFLOWER'S ADMINISTRATION SET TO COST THE COUNCIL £9K A WEEK IN PROPERTY DELAYS

The report states: The risks of not agreeing development schemes are very significant, and cannot be under-estimated. If the developments do not proceed it will fundamentally affect the future of the Council through: (a) Increased budgetary and financial pressures (b) Lower levels of affordable housing (c) Reduction and delay in development activity (d) An increased risk the Local Plan cannot deliver the required housing numbers and is found ‘unsound’

Cllr Boughtflower's administration are delaying property projects which are costs the Council £9k a week. 

The implications of this administration's procrastination and weakness to make decisions Is very serious for our emerging local plan which according to the council’s report will impact on the Local Plan and Green Belt.

1.13 It is clear that if Council development schemes are not agreed by this ECM to go into the capital programme, the early years of the plan will under-deliver on housing numbers. Put simply this means that more sites will have to be identified over and above the number actually required to meet the current annual number of 606 units pa in order for the plan to be found sound.

 

1.14 Council owned sites are expected to deliver a significant proportion of the identified housing need over the Local Plan period. The six sites under consideration this evening will contribute 444 units to the 5-year land supply and a further 264 units are projected to be delivered in years 6-15. Overall, they account for 19% of the total SLAA sites and therefore our supply as a whole


1.15 Failing to agree to move forward on these six schemes could affect the Green Belt. If there are not sufficient sites to otherwise meet the housing supply in the developed area then this will undoubtedly lead to a greater pressure through the Examination process to release additional Green Belt land to compensate (with all the additional environmental implications which will also fall out as a result).Green Belt. If there are not sufficient sites to otherwise meet the housing supply in the developed area then this will undoubtedly lead to a greater pressure through the Examination process to release additional Green Belt land to compensate (with all the additional environmental implications which will also fall out as a result).

REPORTING GREEN BOXES

Virgin Media boxes

For the last few months Cllr Rybinski and Sexton have been investigating and urging the Council to support a clean up of the green boxes which have fallen into disrepair around the borough. The link below is an easy way of reporting these boxes.

INDEPENDENT RESPONSE

27th November

Responding to today’s Spending Review announcement, Cllr Marianne Overton MBE, Leader of the LGA Independent Group says:

IS THE GREEN BELT SAFE WITH THE CONSERVATIVES?

11th November

At a recent Planning meeting the Conservatives on the Planning committee voted en bloc to GRANT an application for the building of a housing estate on Green Belt land. This was unprecedented and was contrary to the NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework) and the council Local Plan. ALL opposition councillors, led by Cllr Richard Smith-Ainsley and Cllr Helen Harvey voted down this proposal and moved REFUSAL of the proposal.  Despite Conservative opposition this motion was approved. Conservatives were vociferous in their despair, trying without success to use procedural matters to prevent the proposal being refused.  The Green Belt is NOT safe with the Conservatives.

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

Lest we Forget

Cllrs Ian and Helen Harvey remember at Sunbury memorial

NITROUS OXIDE GAS CANISTERS

Motion passed

Majority Conservatives fail to support gas canister motion.

URGENT – THREAT TO LOCAL DEMOCRACY REMAINS

Support for RASSU

You may have heard that the Government have scuppered Surrey County Council’s bid for a “Single Unitary Surrey”. However, Surrey CC Leader Tim Oliver has made it clear that they will continue to work towards this. Let’s be clear this would mean dissolving all Boroughs and Districts (including Spelthorne) and combining them into ONE Surrey Council, of 1.2m residents likely run from Reigate. Hardly local to us!

SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT!

United Spelthorne Group

We were all elected to represent and serve you, the residents of Spelthorne to the best of our ability and we pledge to continue to do so. Unfortunately, it was not possible to do that whilst remaining in the Conservative Party.

KPMG

Spelthorne Borough Council

The Council has taken all necessary steps to ensure that it abides by the law in all its transactions and it is refuted that the Council has acted unlawfully. This is still an on-going matter between the Council and KPMG and no conclusions have been reached by either side. If you require further information the Council has a statement on its website. See below link.

RESIDENTS AGAINST SURREY SINGLE UNITARY

Read more about this campaign and

sign the petition at https://rassu.org.uk/

This is a once in a lifetime battle to keep local decisions in the hands of local people. A small group of powerful insiders are conspiring to create the largest local authority in Europe. Controlled by them.

LITTER CAMPAIGN

Tidying up Spelthorne - 3rd Sept Cllrs Sexton, Brar and Bateson joined with ANRA and Shirley Lunn & Kelly Emma McKenna of Spelthorne Litter Pickers, with other residents to collect 34 bags of rubbish in Ashford north ward

On 3rd September, Cllr Sexton, Brar and Bateson teamed up with ANRA and  Shirley Lunn  & dedicated residents, to pick up litter. They collected 34 bags of rubbish. Future pick ups will be arranged in order to keep Spelthorne tidy and put residents first.

SPELTHORNE COUNCILLORS VOTE TO IMPLEMENT A COMMITTEE MODEL OF GOVERNANCE

Cross party working

This is one of our most popular services available. It’s made a big difference for many of our customers, and is provided with the highest level of excellence. With this service, we ensure all details are simple, seamless and handled in a timely manner. Whenever you work with United Spelthorne Group, you can trust that you’re in great hands.

CLLR HELEN HARVEY'S SPEECH

30th July 2020

We want all of our customers to experience the impressive level of professionalism when working with United Spelthorne Group. All of our services, especially this one, exist to make your life easier and stress free. You can trust us to supply you with the best products, as well as top quality customer service.

LEAVING THE CONSERVATIVES

Departure of Councillors has ended 45 years of Conservative Majority Rule in Spelthorne

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RESIGNATION LETTERS

9th June 2020 - sent between 3pm-5.30pm

IAN HARVEY

OPEN LETTER TO THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY

HELEN HARVEY

OPEN LETTER TO THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY

OLIVIA RYBINSKI

OPEN LETTER TO THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY

JOANNE SEXTON

OPEN LETTER TO THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY

AMAR BRAR

OPEN LETTER TO THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY

RICHARD SMITH-AINSLEY

OPEN LETTER TO THE CONSERVATIVE PARTY

 

COUNCILLORS

We have six elected councillors who strive to work hard for the residents of Spelthorne.
We are an independent group.

Ian Harvey
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Helen Harvey
Richard Smith Ainsley
Amar Brar
Olivia Rybinski
 
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INITIATIVES

  • Oyster/Zone 6

  • Southern Light Rail

  • Building 1200 homes in 5 years

  • Balanced approach to protecting green belt

  • Post Covid-19 task force

  • Youth challenges & solutions

  • Dog fouling campaign & canister clear up

  • Delivering homeless, emergency, affordable key worker and market rentals.

  • Leading the way for "Build to Rent"

  • Staines town centre regeneration

  • Cross borough transport links

 

GET IN TOUCH

Amar Brar

Helen Harvey

Ian Harvey

Olivia Rybinski

Joanne Sexton

Richard Smith Ainsley

 

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Helen Harvey

Originally from Yorkshire Helen has lived in Sunbury for 23 years. She is married to Ian, who was Leader of SBC for over 4 years , and they have two school age children. After a successful blue-chip marketing career Helen left to concentrate on her family and personal business interests. Helen believes in family values and is a strong advocate of children’s health. She is passionate about her local community and committed to ensuring any lingering plans to develop Kempton Park are successfully resisted. Helen has a good understanding of the local and Borough wide issues. Having seen what a difference local Councillors can make to their community, Helen works closely with her husband to ensure Lower Sunbury is strongly represented on Spelthorne Borough Council, in particular in areas that matter to Lower Sunbury residents. Helen was elected as a Councillor for the Sunbury East ward in the 2 May 2019 local election.