Policy Statement: Running Your Councils & Finance

You said:

Why does no-one listen to residents? Provide better value and services for our council taxes.

We are a residents’ party and we will listen to you and act for you. We will always be open, transparent, democratic and accountable to you and make rational decisions based on evidence – not on party politics. We will work for the community together with other parties and independents to truly represent the interests of Uttlesford residents.

To give residents and stronger local voice, where possible, we will devolve decision-making to towns and villages. We will review and improve or replace the current Cabinet system to make the District Council fairer and to ensure that all voices are heard, and we will work closer with young people through the Youth Council which we insisted was set up.

We will ensure that services are effective and meet residents’ needs. We will make the councils which we control more efficient, stop money being wasted and provide better value for your council taxes. We will ensure that any investments that a council has to make are based on sound, independent and expert investment advice.

We will be strong advocates for Uttlesford on policies we can’t directly control such as education, highways and health care, and support vulnerable residents and the agencies working with them.