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more freedom for the public on where construction of council led initiatives take place

Comment 21st July 2010

 My idea is to have a more open policy on placing of construction projects in my local area,this is to say at a local level councillors should have to meet and respect opinions of local resisidents about what if any type of building work they want done in their own local area.

 For an example I will look no further than my own experience of a proposed Academy that is being built on a local playing field(Queen Elizabeth Playing Field) near to where I live in Kingston Upon Hull.Despite widespread dissaproval of this local building scheme the school will be built on the only "green space" we have available to enjoy time away from city life.Despite partitions from local people at a local level to city councillors for stopping this,despite their being many local schools in the area already,that would be better served refurbished rather than knocked down,they are still going ahead with this idea that would disrupt the community,that has relied on those playing fields for an escape from city life.

  I feel this is an idea that would save the goverment money, money that we all know needs to be saved from the school budget as you'll find many people(certainly in my local area) are opposed to such hair-brained schemes that they neither want nor need.Their are other construction projects that I could write about,but It just feels that local councillors do not listen to the will of the local people.-this one in particular is part of the previous goverments future schools building program.

Why does this matter?

 I feel my idea is important because it feels like the previous goverment did not listen to what your opinions were in the local running of your area,they approved such programs from a centrally run goverment that felt it knew how to run your area better than you,even that goverment was based 250+miles away.

 To say that more people would like a bigger say in such things is an understatement,I think that Camerons "Big Society" could be a brilliant idea if such ideas were taken on board,with regards to such initiatives when local council will not listen to local petition,on such construction projects that they really do not want  

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