Hampshire County Council Leader introduces Good News
Ten Conservative Achievements for Hampshire
1. After years of freezing the Council Tax, it remains one of the lowest in the country—£100 lower than inflation since 2010. However there will be a 4.99% increase in Council Tax this year of which 3% goes directly to Adult Social Care
2. 90% of Hampshire’s schools rated Good or Outstanding
3. 90% of children get their 1st choice of school
4. Improved family support by targeting the most needy.
5. 962 residential and nursing beds run by HCC and 6 ExtraCare homes to help our elderly and ease pressures on the NHS.
6. Over £100 million invested in road improvements and repairs.
7. More energy-efficient County offices (and fewer of them), reducing bills and benefitting the environment.
8. Protecting Hampshire’s heritage: supporting museums, galleries and keeping all your libraries.
9. All your Household Waste Recycling Centres kept open and now accepting commercial waste too.
10. Superfast broadband coverage increased to 95% of all homes.
Ten Conservative pledges for Hampshire’s Future
1. Keep Council Tax low and service quality high.
2. Provide a school place for every child, with the largest school building programme in the country
3. Maintain roads and pavements to high standards, using latest technology, and investing in important improvements.
4. Invest millions to improve flood resilience.
5. Make recycling easier and generate more energy from waste.
6. Work with the NHS and partners to help make Hampshire healthier.
7. Build more ExtraCare homes for the elderly, provide more placements for young adults and secure more homes for key workers.
8. Invest in Hampshire’s Country Parks.
9. Keep our libraries and extend their services.
10. Push providers to secure superfast broadband for all.
Connecting with Hampshire County Conservatives
HAMPSHIRE’S CAPITAL PROGRAMME APPROACHES £900 Million
Over the next 4 years (2014-2018) Hampshire will spend £876million on projects such as new schools, extra-care homes, road improvements and broadband. The spend on new schools and school enlargements and improvements is itself over £300million. Few counties in the country could match this level of investment. This not only means better facilities and services but thousands of jobs in the private sector as well as bulging order books for local companies. This is what a sound Conservative administration can achieve.
AN INSIGHT TO HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL
Hampshire has a total budget of £1.9B and the scope of activities covers Schools, Childrens Service, Adult Services, The Environment including Highways and Culture and Recreation. This is a remarkably broad range of activities which Hampshire County Council under Conservative control, do both responsibly and professionally.
FLOOD RELIEF- in sight
Good news for Romsey, Winchester and Basingstoke as flood relief projects and studies in those districts have been speeded up. In Romsey’s case a study for flood schemes for the River Test has been advanced from the last year in the 6 year programme to the first year. Conservative representatives on the Regional Flood Committees strongly supported the case for this work to be speeded up. Meanwhile in Hambledon work on putting a main drain through the village has been helped with County funding as well as with Government grants.
Local MPs, Steve Brine in Winchester, Caroline Nokes in Romsey, Maria Miller in Basingstoke and George Hollingbery in Meon Valley have all been very supportive and helped in convincing DEFRA and DCLG that Hampshire deserved all the support it could get.