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Councillor Update – Conservatives – September 2016

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The prosperity of our area, as well as its conservation, are key priorities for your councillors. One of our election pledges in May 2015, was to ensure that your family is more secure economically, which depends on good quality jobs being available especially for our young people. To help with this pledge, we are making sure that Poole continue to be a great place to start and run businesses. In the current climate of uncertainty, it is reassuring to know that Poole Council has been co-operating with the Local Enterprise Partnership in Dorset – which has funding from Whitehall – and the Port of Poole, to make a contribution to the economic development of our area. This is helping deliver on our pledge.

The LEP and the Port of Poole has a series of projects, beginning with the £23.3m investment in essential road infrastructure and the upgrade of the older Poole Quay bridge, taking place this summer, that will unlock about £500m in private sector investment through a number of ways:

  1. RNLI all weather boat building centre £24m
  2. Poole Harbour Commission Masterplan (South quay, warehousing, re-piling, new crane, terminal refit) £11m
  3. Condor Ferries (Liberation) £50m
  4. New Travel Lodge Hotel £8m
  5. Regeneration / housing £~100m.

Your councillors realise that these targets are huge challenges and we continue to press for better funding and investment for Poole’s businesses. We robustly argue our case when we have the opportunity to influence MPs, Ministers, Secretaries of State, Officers in Local, Regional and National Authorities, and with Council and Business Leaders, so as to achieve the best results for your families’ prosperity.

We are very confident that there is an excellent future for those considering starting or joining Poole and Dorset based businesses.

Many residents have written about potholes in roads. In order to have them repaired as soon as possible, please use the ‘Report It’ function on the Borough of Poole website, or call 01202 261700. Potholes are fixed as soon as financial constraints allow, especially those that constitute a highway safety hazard.So please report them all.

On a general note, calling 01202 261700 is very useful for those without internet access to contact the Council. The the information given out from Customer First essentially being from there.

Please feel free to make contact by email, or come to the next Broadstone Library surgery in person. It takes place on September 17th at 10am to noon. All welcome.

Cllr David Newell (d.newell@poole.gov.uk)

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David is a Conservative Councillor for Broadstone Ward

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