Sunday, 8 November 2015
My week ahead, 9 - 14 November 2015
Monday 9 November, 4pm – Culture Portfolio meeting
6pm – Labour Group campaigning
Tuesday 10 November, 5.30pm – Early Warning Group
Wednesday 11 November, 11am – Armistice Day Service, Ipswich Cemetery
Thursday 12 November, 6pm – North East Ipswich Partnership Group meeting
7pm – North East Ipswich Area Committee, St John’s Church – Cauldwell Hall Rd
Saturday 14 November, 10am – Labour campaigning in South East Ipswich
Autumn now in full swing as so is our Labour campaigning, we are currently informing residents that we have had to put our hold on a proposal that would have saved most Ipswich residents money. Remember up to 2010 when Mr Cameron pretended to lead a new greener Tory Party, that seems so long ago now and as well as the concern we should have for the planet the latest Tory policy change is hurting Ipswich residents in their pockets.
Labour run Ipswich Borough Council was all set to install solar panels on 2,000 Ipswich Council houses, then the Tories pulled the plug on the scheme by slashing the benefits which would have been gained from the feed-in tariffs.
The benefits would have been;
1. A saving for tenants on their electric bills
2. An income to council and. Therefore a saving to ALL Council tax payers
3. Reduction in carbon emissions – good for the environment
4. A boost for jobs in Ipswich
So the Tory policy change is a blow to tenants, all Ipswich Council tax payers and possibly the loss of up to 140 jobs in Ipswich.
Ben Gummer our Tory MP supports the Government change in policy and no surprise so does the Ipswich Tory leader, Nadia Cenci – actually it is less of a surprise that Cllr Cenci supports the removal of subsidies to the solar panel industry and she could be described as a climate change denier – then again she also questions if there is any real poverty in the UK! – Out of touch?