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Tarleton Parish Council Elections 2007
Central Ward

A message from JAMES KAY

I have lived in Tarleton for 25 years and have 2 grown up children who live close by. I have been a Conservative District Councillor and a member of Tarleton Parish Council for 2 years. During this time I have served residents to the best of my ability in such issues as planning applications and other problems. I consider I have given an excellent service to residents as a District Councillor but have found my time spent as a Parish Councillor to
be frustrating and feel that only a change of control will enable the Parish Council to serve the public in the way it was intended.

What are my aims?

  • Stop wasteful expenditure
  • Work with not against the District & County Councils
  • Improve the appearance of the village centre (with flower tubs & hanging baskets)
  • Ensure equal distribution of revenue throughout the village
  • Continue the expansion of CCTV to Tarleton with the help of WLDC and LCC
  • Listen to residents and provide a positive response not false hopes as has happened in the past
  • To return Parish Council meetings to Monday’s enable District Councillors to attend

Do you realise that under the present control the Parish Council have:-

  • Increased the parish precept this year by approximately 27%. The District & County Councils are capped at 5% and indeed West Lancs. District Council increase was 3.5%.
  • Under this precept off street parking has increased from £500 to £10,000 and yet it appears there is no increase in parking spaces.
  • The present controlling group spent thousands on a village plan 4 years ago. No aspects of this have been introduced around the village.
  • This group also spent several thousands of pounds on a detailed traffic survey. Also no action.
  • The “Village View” cost £2120 per year. Four editions were sent out with a consultation slip on them. The results have never been published.
  • The Parish Council’s own website is now costing you more with less content. At the time of writing the latest update is January and there have been two further meetings since then.
  • The present vice chair of Tarleton Parish Council is trying to get himself elected to Banks Parish Council. If elected, to both where will his priorities lie?

Vote for a change of control on Tarleton Parish Council on May 3rd

James Kay