Local Council Fines

Remove the ability for local councils to fine people for:

Putting their bins out on the wrong day,

Having a slightly open bin lid

Not putting the right waste in the correct bin

And basically, for using draconian powers to scare homeowners into blind unquestioning obedience

Why is this idea important?

Remove the ability for local councils to fine people for:

Putting their bins out on the wrong day,

Having a slightly open bin lid

Not putting the right waste in the correct bin

And basically, for using draconian powers to scare homeowners into blind unquestioning obedience

CO2 taxation matters

Repeal the car road fund licence based upon CO2 emmissions.

Instead of targetting the users change the rules to target the producers.  I cannot affect the emmissions from my car, I can only buy something unsuitable.  Make the suppliers build lower emmission cars, set limits and dates.

Oh, and whilst you're at it think more radically and support Hydrogen powered fuel cells. Only H2O as emmissions and the fuel source totally under scrutiniy and control.

Why is this idea important?

Repeal the car road fund licence based upon CO2 emmissions.

Instead of targetting the users change the rules to target the producers.  I cannot affect the emmissions from my car, I can only buy something unsuitable.  Make the suppliers build lower emmission cars, set limits and dates.

Oh, and whilst you're at it think more radically and support Hydrogen powered fuel cells. Only H2O as emmissions and the fuel source totally under scrutiniy and control.

Policing

Policing has become more militaristic over the last government's tenure and has forgotten that it is a Police Service and not a Police Force.

The Service needs to be more accountable to the local people and Councils and not Central Government.  Our Precept includes a large sum for the Police and yet we have no say in what is done nor is there any local accountability. 

We rarely see a Police presence in the Village as they are all in the City.

The Police should be accountable to the community they serve and which pays their wages.

 

Why is this idea important?

Policing has become more militaristic over the last government's tenure and has forgotten that it is a Police Service and not a Police Force.

The Service needs to be more accountable to the local people and Councils and not Central Government.  Our Precept includes a large sum for the Police and yet we have no say in what is done nor is there any local accountability. 

We rarely see a Police presence in the Village as they are all in the City.

The Police should be accountable to the community they serve and which pays their wages.

 

Traveller Trespass

With the Government likely to make it easier for Municipal bodies to remove illegal travellers it is likely that private sites will be targetted.  This is misery for the owner.

The travellers cannot be attributed more rights than anyone else and so the law needs to permit land owners the same rights as municipal bodies.

Essentially, illegal occupation of land is not trespass, it is theft.  It denies the owner the right to use and occupy the land himself and is therefore theft.  Theft is a criminal offence and the Police should remove the travellers.  Any damage to the land or adjoining premises is a criminal offence and the Police should act.

It is not right that the land owner should be required to enter into expensive legal procedings to evict travellers.

The landowners and general public pay for the Police Service and expect it to protect them and their property.

Currently, travellers can occupy anyone's land and the owner is left to fund the legal process and the eventual clean up.

NOT FAIR !

Why is this idea important?

With the Government likely to make it easier for Municipal bodies to remove illegal travellers it is likely that private sites will be targetted.  This is misery for the owner.

The travellers cannot be attributed more rights than anyone else and so the law needs to permit land owners the same rights as municipal bodies.

Essentially, illegal occupation of land is not trespass, it is theft.  It denies the owner the right to use and occupy the land himself and is therefore theft.  Theft is a criminal offence and the Police should remove the travellers.  Any damage to the land or adjoining premises is a criminal offence and the Police should act.

It is not right that the land owner should be required to enter into expensive legal procedings to evict travellers.

The landowners and general public pay for the Police Service and expect it to protect them and their property.

Currently, travellers can occupy anyone's land and the owner is left to fund the legal process and the eventual clean up.

NOT FAIR !