**Archive Story From 2010 Election**
After the last 9 months I did not really want to get involved in an election.
I believed that to stand for just 12 months then have to fight another Election was pointless.
What can I bring to the table for Blurton if I am successfully chosen?
I believe the position of local councillor is just that “local” and national issues should be left to those whose job involves national issues.
Too many times Stoke-on-Trent has been held back by orders from London or Birmingham, by people that have no interest, or knowledge of what this city needs.
I will work for all the residents of the ward with no exceptions.
As a ward councillor I will work with other councillors in the ward to the benefit of the ward.
Blurton like all the other wards in the city has suffered with a drop in services while Council tax has increased, and in line with BNP policy I will campaign for a reduction in this insidious tax, and will be looking for savings from the well paid officers of the council in every department.
In order to create employment I will fight for a reduction in rates in local business’s.
Business’s can only employ personnel and make profit if their outlays are at a sensible level.
The reverse of this is in every town in the city.
Trade fairs run on a regular basis where our local up and coming businessmen can display their goods.
The City council needs to “cut its cloth” not “cut its services”.
Too often we see front line troops get sacrificed while those at the top make no sacrifice at all.
Savings on fuel for council vehicles.
In 07, when fuel prices were lower than they are now, the council spent £1,020,000.00 on diesel alone, and that sum will be bigger now.
The veggie oil processing plant would cost £175,000+vat, and is capable of recycling 7 million
litres a year. Bio-Pod can be found at .
The vat is reclaimable.
The bin lorries alone use £400,000 of diesel a year, so just running these on veggie oil will save several hundred thousand pounds.
I looked into the savings of producing electricity to the advantage of the council buildings, Care Homes, and even Hospitals, and transporting cost of rubbish to neighboring cities.
The bio-mass plants we looked at provided 23,000Mw/hrs of power per year when combined with a sewage treatment plant. One in the north of the city, one in the south. The one in the south could cure the stench of sewage over Trentham if combined with the sewage farm on Barlaston Old Road.
Housing costings are bizarre from the city council. Mapletimberframe homes gave us a quote of £9020 for a 3 bedroomed bungalow built to a sealed unit, based on 100 units. That leaves plumbing, electrics, cladding, and roofing. These could be built for £25,000 a pop, fully fitted.
A pair of 2 bed semis can be built for £31,000, and that price could be lowered significantly if
a large number of unite were to be built.
Also, because of the construction of these houses, the panels that form the walls and floors are super efficient, leading to the non requirement of a central heating system.
If we were to build a large number of these units, we could make it part of the deal that the factory constructing the panels be here in Stoke-on-Trent, so you wouldn’t just be providing jobs for the building of the houses, but for the construction of the panels too.
These will cost in the region of £15-£16 million, and would be paid for out of the £50 million invested by the government on behalf of the city council.
Easily achievable savings of a combined £3 million, would have the plants paid off in 10 years! With a life of 30 years, that would give the city income of £60 million!!!
These proposals would go a long way to creating local employment, bring in much needed finance to the council to cut the insidious council tax, and improve services to the public.
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