The Conservatives have taken £200 million from Nottingham since 2010. Instead of that money being spent here in Nottingham to create jobs, upgrade our infrastructure and build better communities, the Conservatives have instead used it to ensure the votes of two DUP MPs.
This £1 billion given to the DUP could reinstate every penny of the £200 million that the Conservatives have cut from Nottingham City Council since 2010. This would allow us to build more affordable homes, hire more social workers , repave more roads and increase the number of street cleaning teams around the City. Instead that money has been used as a political bribe to allow Theresa May to cling onto power.
This shows the warped priorities the Conservatives have when it comes to spending and the extent to which they do not care about the well-being of Nottingham. We will be demanding that the Government changes this unfair situation alongside other Core Cities by lobbying Parliament on Tuesday 12th September.
Nottingham Labour has invested in the largest fleet of bio-gas buses in the world.
As a part of Nottingham Labour’s commitment to build a Greener Nottingham, Nottingham City Transport (NCT) has introduced the largest fleet of bio-gas buses in the world that will cut the cities carbon footprint and improve the air quality. The bio-gases will produce a reduction of 3.5 million KG Co2 emissions and 36,000 KG of NOx emissions, making an enormous contribution to improving the quality of air in the City.
NCT’s first 30 bio-gas buses will begin operating on routes 6, 10, 24, 25 and 44 from the summer, with a further 23 being added to the fleet early next year on routes 36 and 45. The new fleet has been funded through a successful bid by Nottingham City Council that secured £4.4 million from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles.
The buses provide new features such as USB power sockets, allowing people to charge their phones as they go about their day, free 4G Wi-Fi to keep passengers connected as well as the inclusion o comfier seats.
This is a nexample of how Nottingham City Council and NCT are working together to significantly improve our city’s air quality. To get the biggest fleet of electric buses in the UK shows Nottingham is leading the way for the UK’s future bus travel and shaping our future as the UK’s greenest transport city.
Nottingham Labour is proud to launch its manifesto for the 2015 local elections.
We are proud of the achievements we have made over the past 4 years- with unemployment down by more than a quarter from 6% to 4.3%, crime down by 14% and anti-social behaviour halved, more than 90% of school leavers getting a job, training or further education placement, all neighbourhoods as clean as the city centre and thousands of homes insulated and solar panels installed to help keep energy bills down.
We are excited to build on the progress as we set out our vision to make our city even better over the next four years.
Our 5 key pledges if elected to run the Council in May will be to;
- Ensure every child in Nottingham is taught in a school judged good or outstanding by OFSTED,
- Build 2500 new homes that Nottingham people can afford to rent or buy,
- Cut the number of victims of crime by a fifth and continue to reduce anti-social behaviour.
- Tackle fuel poverty by setting up a not-forprofit energy company to sell energy at the lowest possible price to Nottingham people,
- Guarantee a job, training place or further education place for every 18-24 year old.
We’re committed to making Nottingham the best place it can be for everyone who lives, works, does business and relaxes here. And we believe that only with a Labour Council can the city reach its full potential.