The decision by voters on the 23rd June has raised many questions and concerns, here are just 3 of them:-
Migrant Labour in the UK is more wide-spread than many people realise, it is not just the fruit and vegatable pickers, it is the care staff in residential homes, it is the workers in the huge warehouses (Amazon/Sports Direct etc), it is also the NHS which was only recently hiring Portugese nurses. If it is to be a 'hard brexit' lets hope these valued in essential people are allowed to stay.
After a wait of nearly 9 months Wigston is to have its Post Office back. It will be in the Peacocks clothes store in the old Co-op building and is due to open on the 30th September. The proposed opening times are Mon to Sat 09.00-17.30 and will also open on Sundays 10.00-16.00. Wigston needs a post office if it is to remain a viable and vibrant town centre. Other outlets are opening in the old Co-op, but we have no information on what all these will be.
An application has been submitted for 53 dwellings on Cook's Lane. This is a sensitive area because of an Iron Age settlement nearby and the fact this site is prone to flooding. The decision will be made by the Oadby & Wigston planning committee in the next few months. For more information go to the Oadby & Wigston Council website and you can look at the plans.
We have welcomed several local residents who are among the 17,500 who have joined the Liberal Democrat Party since the Brexit vote. If you are thinking of joining up please speak to one of your local councillors or phone Jeffrey Kaufman on 07976364282
Local Liberal Democrats have condemned racism and hate crimes in response to media reports of a rise in these incidents. Oadby County Councillor Jeffrey Kaufman said, "Several residentshave contacted me with concerns about the reported rise in hate crimes. "We are proud to live in a diverse and tolerant society. Racism, xenophobia and hate crimes have no place in our borough. "We share residents' concerns and wish to reassure everyone in our area that they are valued members of the community."
Your Liberal Democrat councillors will work to ensure that local organisations have the resources to fight racism and xenophobia. More information is on the "Stamp It Out" web site www.stamp-it-out.co.uk (managed by Leics. Police).
Leicestershire County Council has finally sorted out it's implementation plan for the Oadby tip. From Wednesday 4th of May charging will be introduced for some types of non-household DIY waste. This includes; hardcore, rubble, soil, slabs, baths, toilets, sinks, tiles, window glass, plasterboard and asbestos. This list covers some but not all of the items that can be charged for. Payment can only be made at the site using a credit or debit card. More information can be found at:- Leicestershire.gov.uk/waste-and-recycling